Three months after launching WildBlue-1, the first satellite in the world to be devoted exclusively to broadband Internet services, WildBlue Communications rolled out service via the newly launched spacecraft on Tuesday, thus tripling the company’s capacity. WildBlue, a provider of satellite-based high-speed services to rural and other customers who lack access to terrestrial broadband infrastructure, commenced service in 2005 via the Canadian Anik F2 satellite and boasts nearly 130,000 customers. The operation of WildBlue-1, a Ka-band bird positioned at 111.1° West Longitude, will expand the company’s capacity to more than 750,000 rural customers throughout the U.S. The company will continue to use its capacity on Anik F2 in addition to WildBlue-1. Noting that the launch of WildBlue-1 “went extremely well,” WildBlue CEO David Leonard proclaimed that his company “is eager to offer . . . high-speed Internet service to those rural customers across the Untied States who have been waiting for an affordable alternative to dial-up.”