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High Speed Internet Soars

Last week the ViaSat 1 satellite system passed industry standard testing to be installed on commercial air crafts. ViaSat Inc. has been pushing the limits of satellite services for the past few years, and taking to the sky is just their latest innovation. Standard tests includes reactions to extreme temperatures, altitude, vibration, sand/dust, power input, RF susceptibility and lightning protection. The ViaSat satellite is the fastest in the world, providing download speeds of 12 MB per second, a world record. In addition to numerous innovation awards in 2012 and being selected by the American Red Cross to provide communications during disaster scenarios, the satellite is also advanced enough to provide satellite communications and bandwidth for military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

However, despite being the highest capacity satellite in the world, ViaSat 1 is still mainly used to power Exede Internet for the home, the fastest satellite Internet service the world has ever seen.

Before Exede, satellite Internet had a reputation of being slow and expensive, and many people still think of the service that way. But Exede has changed expectations for satellite Interent. The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates” earlier this month, an annual nationwide study that measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of the four major Internet technologies (DSL, cable, fiber and satellite). Conducted last fall, the 2013 report marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to take into account. Not only is Exede fast enough to redefine satellite Internet, it is reliable enough to be selected by commercial airlines all over the country.

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, but still slightly lags behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance, according to the report. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet services, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed the advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in select regions. Not only does Exede function properly during peak hours, during non-peak hours Exede offers five free hours of Internet every night as part of the wildly popular Late Night Free Zone service.

ViaSat launched the ViaSat 1 satellite network in October 2012 after premiering the Exede service last spring. ViaSat 1 was intended to boost upload and download speeds and improve overall service. ViaSat 1 has turned out to be the highest capacity satellite in the world. Not only has the satellite network improved Exede Internet tremendously, but it has been sought out by the United States Navy and military to provide real time communications during combat situations, as well as chosen by the American Red Cross Disaster Services to provide communications during disaster scenarios such as blizzards and hurricanes.

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards. February marked the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle Exede Internet with Direct TV today and save $120 over the first twelve months of service.

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Indiana Embraces World Record Exede Internet

Last week ViaSat Inc. announced the appointment of Computer Central in Brazil, Indiana as the authorized agent for Exede high speed Internet service in Clay County. Powered by the ViaSat 1 satellite network, the most powerful satellite in the world, Exede Internet will have no trouble delivering quality, high speed Internet to the rural regions of Indiana and the rest of America who have been previously neglected by DSL and Cable providers, who declare less populous areas of the country “unprofitable” to offer service to.

Exede is not only in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest satellite connection of all time, but the most reliable as well. The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates,” an annual nationwide study. Conducted last fall, the study measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of DSL, cable, fiber and satellite Internet services. 2013 marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to measure. That is, until Exede got involved.

“As a local computer business serving this community more than 10 years, we’re very pleased to be the first retailer in the area to provide very fast Internet to people who have never been able to get speeds like this in the past,” said Computer Central business manager David Lewis. “There have been unbelievable changes in the industry since we opened Computer Central in 2002, with virtually all communications at some point now passing through a satellite. Given how people expect to communicate in today’s world, we believe the future of Internet connection is in wireless technology.”

The ViaSat 1 satellite has revolutionized the industry to the point that the network has been used by the United States Navy and military, as well as selected by the American Red Cross to provide real time communications services during disaster scenarios. The ViaSat 1 satellite system recently passed industry standard testing to be installed on commercial air crafts as well.

“At a recent Cracker Barrel, State Representative Alan Morrison pointed to a recent study, which showed Clay County was the most under served county in the state for high speed Internet,” Lewis continued. “Our customers, particularly those with only dial up access currently available, have been asking for faster Internet service for years. We believe Exede is… a high-speed Internet service that is truly high speed… faster than competing systems.”

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, though still slightly lagging behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet providers, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in certain parts of the country.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 megabits per second, according to the report. Exede estimates more than 40% of their customers having come from unsatisfactory DSL or cable services.

The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee. Users who bundle Exede with Direct TV can save $120 over the first twelve months of service, and will also enjoy the new Direct TV Genie feature free of charge.

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with multiple major military contracts and the partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars.

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Introducing Record Breaking Exede Internet

To go along with numerous innovation awards, a quickly growing customers base, great deals and top notch customer service, Exede Internet by ViaSat Inc. has now added something to its resume that no other Internet service can get: a world breaking record, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The ViaSat 1 satellite system, initially intended to simply upgrade speeds on the Exede Internet service when launched in October 2012, now provides around one hundred times the throughput capacity of a Ku-band satellite and ten times that of a Ka-band, which adds up to more capacity than all of the other North American communication satellites combined.

Exede, by extension, is now the fastest satellite Internet service ever, with download speeds consistently up to or above 12 MB per second. Exede specifically delivers high speed Internet to rural regions of America who have been neglected by traditional Internet providers. Customers who bundle Exede with Direct TV today can save $120 over the first twelve months of service. ViaSat, who is offering reliable Internet to over seventy percent of the country (including Hawaii and Alaska), estimates about forty percent of their customers have come from unsatisfactory DSL or cable providers.

Satellite Internet has a reputation of being slow, and had little effect in August of 2012, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made their third annual National Broadband Progress Report. The results were not good: nineteen million Americans had no means of obtaining high speed Internet (more than five percent of the country) and about fifteen million lived in rural regions of the country deemed unprofitable by the closest broadband and cable providers. Last year the United States ranked 16th on an International Telecommunications Union list of broadband access per capita. Exede set out to change these figures, and is well on its way to becoming the dominant Internet provider in America.

But in February, the FCC recognized the Exede satellite Internet service from ViaSat as one of the fastest in the United States, four times faster than comparable DSL services and eight times as fast as other satellite services. The slow and expensive reputation of satellite Internet is fast becoming a thing of the past, and the FCC is no longer excluding satellite services from performance reports on high speed Internet in the United States solely on the grounds of Exede’s tremendous advances. In fact, the FCC reported that Exede Internet is even faster than its promised upload and download speeds.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 MB per second, according to the report. The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee.

“Our goal has always been to give our Exede customers the most consistent broadband experience, and it’s good to have objective data showing we delivered on our promise to deliver great speeds,” ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg said in a statement. “It’s especially important to us that the data was collected from Exede subscribers and that the FCC offered us the opportunity to be ranked side by side against DSL and cable services.”

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with major military contracts and a partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle The Edison Award winners will be announced in April.

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Flight Test Passed by Exede Internet

The ViaSat 1 satellite system passed industry standard testing to be installed on commercial air crafts. Testing includes temperature, altitude, vibration, sand/dust, power input, RF susceptibility and lightning protection. The ViaSat satellite provides download speeds of 12 MB per second, a record for satellite Internet. After winning numerous innovation awards in 2012 and being selected by the American Red Cross to provide communications during disaster scenarios, the satellite is also advanced enough to provide satellite communications and bandwidth for military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Despite being the highest capacity satellite in the world, ViaSat 1 is still mainly used to power Exede Internet for the home.

Satellite Internet has a reputation of being slow and expensive. All that has changed because of Exede. The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates,” an annual nationwide study. Conducted last fall, the study measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of the four major Internet technologies (DSL, cable, fiber and satellite). 2013 marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to take into account before Exede changed the game.

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, but still slightly lags behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet services, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed the advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in select regions. Exede Internet has effectively revolutionized satellite Internet technology.

ViaSat launched the ViaSat 1 satellite network in October 2012 after premiering the Exede service last spring. ViaSat 1 was intended to boost upload and download speeds and improve overall service. ViaSat 1 has turned out to be the highest capacity satellite in the world. Not only has the satellite network improved Exede Internet tremendously, but it has been sought out by the United States Navy and military to provide real time communications during combat situations, as well as chosen by the American Red Cross Disaster Services to provide communications during disaster scenarios such as blizzards and hurricanes.

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards. February marked the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle Exede Internet with Direct TV today and save $120 over the first twelve months of service.

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Guinness World Record Set By Exede Internet

To go along with numerous innovation awards, a quickly growing customers base, great deals and top notch customer service, Exede Internet by ViaSat Inc. has now added something to its resume that no other Internet service can get: a world breaking record, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The ViaSat 1 satellite system, initially intended to simply upgrade speeds on the Exede Internet service when launched in October 2012, now provides around one hundred times the throughput capacity of a Ku-band satellite and ten times that of a Ka-band, which adds up to more capacity than all of the other North American communication satellites combined.

Exede, by extension, is now the fastest satellite Internet service ever, with download speeds consistently up to or above 12 MB per second. Exede specifically delivers high speed Internet to rural regions of America who have been neglected by traditional Internet providers. Customers who bundle Exede with Direct TV today can save $120 over the first twelve months of service. ViaSat, who is offering reliable Internet to over seventy percent of the country (including Hawaii and Alaska), estimates about forty percent of their customers have come from unsatisfactory DSL or cable providers.

Satellite Internet has a reputation of being slow, and had little effect in August of 2012, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made their third annual National Broadband Progress Report. The results were not good: nineteen million Americans had no means of obtaining high speed Internet (more than five percent of the country) and about fifteen million lived in rural regions of the country deemed unprofitable by the closest broadband and cable providers. Last year the United States ranked 16th on an International Telecommunications Union list of broadband access per capita. Exede set out to change these figures, and is well on its way to becoming the dominant Internet provider in America.

But in February, the FCC recognized the Exede satellite Internet service from ViaSat as one of the fastest in the United States, four times faster than comparable DSL services and eight times as fast as other satellite services. The slow and expensive reputation of satellite Internet is fast becoming a thing of the past, and the FCC is no longer excluding satellite services from performance reports on high speed Internet in the United States solely on the grounds of Exede’s tremendous advances. In fact, the FCC reported that Exede Internet is even faster than its promised upload and download speeds.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 MB per second, according to the report. The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee.

“Our goal has always been to give our Exede customers the most consistent broadband experience, and it’s good to have objective data showing we delivered on our promise to deliver great speeds,” ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg said in a statement. “It’s especially important to us that the data was collected from Exede subscribers and that the FCC offered us the opportunity to be ranked side by side against DSL and cable services.”

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with major military contracts and a partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle The Edison Award winners will be announced in April.

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Rural America and Exede Internet

ViaSat Inc. announced the appointment of Computer Central in Brazil, Indiana as the authorized agent for Exede high speed Internet service in Clay County and all of the surrounding areas. Powered by the ViaSat 1 satellite network, the highest capacity satellite in the world, the Exede service will have no trouble delivering quality, high speed Internet to the rural regions of Indiana and the rest of America who have been previously neglected by DSL and Cable providers.

“As a local computer business serving this community more than 10 years, we’re very pleased to be the first retailer in the area to provide very fast Internet to people who have never been able to get speeds like this in the past,” said Computer Central business manager David Lewis. “There have been unbelievable changes in the industry since we opened Computer Central in 2002, with virtually all communications at some point now passing through a satellite. Given how people expect to communicate in today’s world, we believe the future of Internet connection is in wireless technology.”

The ViaSat 1 satellite has revolutionized the industry so much, in fact, that the network has been used by the United States Navy and military, as well as selected by the American Red Cross to provide real time communications services during disaster scenarios. The ViaSat 1 satellite system recently passed industry standard testing to be installed on commercial air crafts as well.

“At a recent Cracker Barrel, State Representative Alan Morrison pointed to a recent study, which showed Clay County was the most under served county in the state for high speed Internet,” Lewis continued. “Our customers, particularly those with only dial up access currently available, have been asking for faster Internet service for years. We believe Exede is… a high-speed Internet service that is truly high speed… faster than competing systems.”

Exede is not only in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest satellite connection of all time, but the most reliable as well. The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates,” an annual nationwide study. Conducted last fall, the study measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of DSL, cable, fiber and satellite Internet services. 2013 marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to measure. That is, until Exede got involved.

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, though still slightly lagging behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet providers, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in certain parts of the country.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 megabits per second, according to the report. Exede estimates more than 40% of their customers having come from unsatisfactory DSL or cable services.

The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee. Users who bundle Exede with Direct TV can save $120 over the first twelve months of service, and will also enjoy the new Direct TV Genie feature free of charge.

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with multiple major military contracts and the partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars.

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Federal Communications Commission Praises Exede

In August of 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made their third annual National Broadband Progress Report. The results were not good: nineteen million Americans had no means of obtaining high speed Internet (more than five percent of the country) and about fifteen million lived in rural regions of the country deemed unprofitable by the closest broadband and cable providers. Last year the United States ranked 16th on an International Telecommunications Union list of broadband access per capita.

In February, the FCC recognized the Exede satellite Internet service from ViaSat as one of the fastest in the United States, four times faster than comparable DSL services and eight times as fast as other satellite services. Satellite Internet services have a reputation of being slow and expensive, and the FCC had excluded satellite services from previous performance reports on high speed Internet in the United States. But now ViaSat Inc. has greatly improved satellite Internet and the FCC has taken notice, reporting that Exede Internet is even faster than its promised upload and download speeds.

The Exede service from ViaSat is aimed at delivering high speed Internet to rural America and already covers seventy percent of the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii. ViaSat Inc. estimates that forty percent of their customers have come from unsatisfactory DSL and dial up providers.

The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates,” an annual nationwide study. Conducted last fall, the study measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of DSL, cable, fiber and satellite Internet services. 2013 marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to measure. That is, until Exede became involved.

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, though still slightly lagging behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet providers, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in certain parts of the country.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 megabits per second, according to the report. The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee.

ViaSat launched the ViaSat 1 satellite network in October 2012 after premiering the Exede service last spring. ViaSat 1 was intended to boost upload and download speeds and improve overall service. ViaSat 1 has turned out to be the highest capacity satellite in the world. Not only has the satellite network improved Exede Internet tremendously, but it has been sought out by the United States Navy and military to provide real time communications during combat situations, as well as chosen by the American Red Cross Disaster Services to provide communications during disaster scenarios such as blizzards and hurricanes.

“Our goal has always been to give our Exede customers the most consistent broadband experience, and it’s good to have objective data showing we delivered on our promise to deliver great speeds,” ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg said in a statement. “It’s especially important to us that the data was collected from Exede subscribers and that the FCC offered us the opportunity to be ranked side by side against DSL and cable services.”

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with major military contracts and a partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle Exede Internet with Direct TV today and save $120 over the first twelve months of service.

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Enjoy Exede Internet’s Late Night Free Zone

Exede users continue to enjoy five hours of free Internet every night as part of Exede’s extremely popular Late Night Free Zone service. Exede Internet is powered by one of the strongest satellite systems in the world, ViaSat 1, and was recently selected by the American Red Cross to provide communication services during disaster scenarios. Basic Internet packages with Exede start at $49.99 with 10 GB of space every month.

But after midnight Internet usage drops dramatically. Exede has taken advantage of the unused bandwidth: without stipulations or limitations, Exede offers customers the same daily services and speeds free of charge, five hours per day, without counting towards a customer’s monthly data limit or showing up on the bill in any form.

During these five late night hours, Exede users can take advantage of the free Internet usage to download games, music, and software updates as well as stream videos and podcasts. In addition, Exede customer’s can upload photo galleries, blog postings, HD videos, perform online backups and speed tests, and more. During this time period, the data meter will not run or count towards a customer’s monthly data allowance. Uploads are also one hundred percent free during this five hour period.

If customers have already used up their Data Allowance for the month, they can still use the Late Night Free Zone at the normal speed. To make matters even better, users can schedule downloads and uploads ahead of time to begin during the Late Night Free Zone hours, allowing customer’s to best allocate their data usage. Users who enjoy Late Night Free Zone can pay an additional $9.99 per month to enjoy increased speeds and more data space.

Exede offers download speeds between 10 and 15 MB per second, four times faster than average speeds offered by DSL and dial up, while reaching rural regions that previously did not receive affordable, reliable Internet connections. ViaSat estimates about forty percent of new customers have switched over to Exede from unsatisfactory DSL or dial up providers.

Already a winner of “Popular Science” magazine’s prestigious Best Of What’s New award in December 2012, Exede Internet from ViaSat Inc. is now a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, which will be announced in April. Both awards recognize products that revolutionize the industry and further American innovation. With download speeds of 12 MB per second, an all time record for satellite Internet, Exede has achieved both.

More technology awards came along with a number of major military contracts and a partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars.

Exede Internet is the fastest satellite Internet option on the market, and according to a recent FCC study provides the most reliable download speeds of any Inter service, including cable and DSL providers. New Exede customers can currently sign up for the service, brought to you by ViaSat Inc., and bundle with another great satellite service, Direct TV. Users who bundles will save $120 over the first twelve months of service. This package includes the new Direct TV Genie feature free of charge. The Genie feature allows users to operate an HD DVR on up to five televisions from just one box.

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Sign Up For The Fastest Satellite Service Ever

Exede Internet, a high speed satellite service provided by ViaSat Inc., continues to grow in popularity as it redefines satellite Internet technology, and the revolution could not have come at a better time: in August 2012 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made their third annual National Broadband Progress Report. The results were disheartening: nineteen million Americans had no means of obtaining high speed Internet (more than five percent of the country) and about fifteen million lived in rural regions of the country deemed unprofitable by the closest broadband and cable providers.

In February, the FCC recognized the Exede satellite Internet service from ViaSat as one of the fastest in the United States, four times faster than comparable DSL services and eight times as fast as other satellite services. Satellite Internet services have a reputation of being slow and expensive, and the FCC had excluded satellite services from previous performance reports on high speed Internet in the United States. But now ViaSat Inc. has greatly improved satellite Internet and the FCC has taken notice, reporting that Exede Internet is even faster than its promised upload and download speeds.

The FCC released findings from the 2013 edition of “Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wire line Performance in the United Sates,” an annual nationwide study. Conducted last fall, the study measures the actual service performance for thousands of residential broadband subscribers against advertised speeds and included comparisons of DSL, cable, fiber and satellite Internet services. 2013 marks the first time the FCC has included satellite Internet in the survey, as it had been previously too slow to measure. That is, until Exede became involved.

With an advertised download speed of 12 MB per second, ViaSat’s Exede is the fastest satellite service in the history of satellite Internet, though still slightly lagging behind cable and fiber connections for overall performance. However, the FCC noted that of all Internet providers, Exede Internet most consistently met or surpassed advertised speeds, while fiber and cable struggled to live up to the hype in certain parts of the country.

“In our testing, we found that during peak periods, 90 percent of ViaSat consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 MB per second,” the report said. “In addition, there was very little difference between peak and non peak performance.” Exede customers were typically getting about 16.5 megabits per second instead of the 12 megabits per second, according to the report. The service starts at $50 a month, with a 10 GB per month usage capacity, though Exede offers five free hours of data cap every night, 365 days a year. Exede also offers several tiers which offer more data consumption for a higher monthly subscription fee.

ViaSat launched the ViaSat 1 satellite network in October 2012 after premiering the Exede service last spring. ViaSat 1 was intended to boost upload and download speeds and improve overall service. ViaSat 1 has turned out to be the highest capacity satellite in the world. Not only has the satellite network improved Exede Internet tremendously, but it has been sought out by the United States Navy and military to provide real time communications during combat situations, as well as chosen by the American Red Cross Disaster Services to provide communications during disaster scenarios such as blizzards and hurricanes.

“Our goal has always been to give our Exede customers the most consistent broadband experience, and it’s good to have objective data showing we delivered on our promise to deliver great speeds,” ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg said in a statement. “It’s especially important to us that the data was collected from Exede subscribers and that the FCC offered us the opportunity to be ranked side by side against DSL and cable services.”

Exede is currently a finalist for the 2013 Edison Awards, to go along with several awards gained in 2012 along with major military contracts and a partnership with the American Red Cross. ViaSat’s satellite Internet business ended the December quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter. For the third consecutive financial quarter, ViaSat surpassed Wall Street projections by several million dollars. Bundle Exede Internet with Direct TV today and save $120 over the first twelve months of service.

Last year the United States ranked 16th on an International Telecommunications Union list of broadband access per capita. The Exede service from ViaSat is aimed at delivering high speed Internet to rural America and already covers seventy percent of the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii. ViaSat Inc. estimates that forty percent of their customers have come from unsatisfactory DSL and dial up providers. The 2013 Edison Awards will he held in April.

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Exede Offers Great Satellite Deal

ViaSat, based out of Carlsbad, CA, launched a new, state of the art satellite (ViaSat 1) in October to boost the reliability, speed and overall quality of the Exede Internet service. The ViaSat 1 satellite accounts for more than seventy percent of the country (including Alaska and Hawaii) and has been steadily growing in the alternative Internet market. ViaSat 1 offers speeds eight times faster than previous satellite systems and four times faster than average DSL speeds, making it the fastest satellite Internet service of all time and, according to the FCC, the most reliable Internet service available in America.

And now, Exede Internet has packaged its award winning service with Direct TV in a deal worth $120 in savings to new users. Exede has download speeds of up 12 MB per second, while Direct TV offers over 170 HD television channels. Recently announced as a finalist for the 2013 Edison Award and already a winner of “Popular Science” magazine’s prestigious Best Of What’s New award in December, Exede Internet is delivering fast, reliable Internet to rural regions of the country who have never experienced it before. To make the package even sweeter, Direct TV is offering the new Genie feature for free for a limited time, allowing users to record and view up to five separate shows at once using just one HD DVR box.

On its own, the Exede broadband service is available in plans ranging in price from $39.99, $69.99 and $119.99 per month, with monthly data usage caps of 10 GB, 15 GB and 25 GB respectively. However, both ViaSat and Direct TV will offer the bundle with a $10 monthly discount for the first twelve months of service for a total savings of $120. Direct TV, meanwhile, has just released their new Genie feature, allowing users to use a single HD DVR box on up to five separate televisions in different rooms. Recently, shares of Carlsbad satellite firm ViaSat surged twenty four percent from quarter to quarter after the company reported better than expected sales and earnings, the third consecutive quarter in which ViaSat has surpassed Wall Street estimations by tens of millions.

ViaSat Inc. announced findings from their most recent financial quarter earlier in the month, beating Wall Street analysts’ forecast of $265.7 million by more than $20 million. ViaSat Inc. also reported a $1.8 million profit, or 4 cents per share, and analysts are now urging clients to “Buy” ViaSat stock. The surge is thanks in large part tothe Exede high speed satellite Internet service and the distribution bundle with Direct TV. ViaSat’s satellite internet business ended the quarter with 467,000 total subscribers, compared with 429,000 the prior quarter.

“The important thing to understand is 12 megabits for $50 bucks a month is a pretty attractive deal, especially in a market where companies are raising their broadband prices,” said ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg in a conference call with analysts. ViaSat estimates about forty percent of their current customers having come over from unsatisfactory DSL or dial up Internet providers.

In addition to the current Exede high speed satellite Internet bundle with Direct TV, with savings of up to $120 as well the new Direct TV Genie feature for free, Exede users continue to enjoy five hours of free Internet every night as part of Exede’s extremely popular Late Night Free Zone service. Exede offers customers the same daily services and speeds free of charge, five hours per day, without counting towards a customer’s monthly data limit or showing up on the bill in any form.

Bundle Exede and Direct TV today and save big!