Telesat is a Canadian company, based in Ottawa, that offers satellite internet and communications technology to business and enterprise customers. The company dates back to 1969, when it was formed by the Canadian Parliament as a Crown corporation (government-owned). Telesat was made private and sold to Bell Canada in 1998.1
Telesat has an extensive network of existing satellites that it uses to provide internet and communications services to enterprise customers around the world. It currently utilizes primarily geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites, but it is working on building and deploying a large low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite fleet that it’s calling Lightspeed.