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ViaSat Launches Exede Business Internet Service

By Marc Boucher
Press Release
May 7, 2014
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Exede® Business is a new service designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with high-speed satellite Internet, a generous data allowance, priority maintenance and 24×7 U.S.-based customer support. This new business Internet service, from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), is available in all or portions of more than 40 states covered by the ViaSat (VSAT)-1 satellite, the world’s highest capacity satellite.
“Businesses in every corner of the country need reliable access to high-speed Internet to compete in their markets,” said Lisa Scalpone, vice president, ViaSat Broadband. “Exede Business provides a cost-effective option for business-grade high-speed Internet, especially in areas that might have been overlooked by wireline companies or have only cellular wireless access for Internet service. We believe we can help many small and medium-sized businesses improve the way they do business over the Internet.”

Exede Business includes higher speeds (15 Mbps) than are available with residential service, as well as a total monthly data allowance of 60 GB. Half of the allowance is available during the peak data period between 8 a.m. and 3 a.m., with an additional 30 GB available in the Early Morning Data Zone from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. a useful feature for businesses performing data backup or daily reporting functions.

The service features a persistent IP address, which supports services such as remote LAN access, secure Virtual Private Network and other business applications.

The monthly package price also includes equipment lease fees. A U.S.-based customer care team provides 24×7 telephone support for Exede Business subscribers, who also receive priority maintenance service.

Over the past two years, the Exede service network has grown to include Exede Internet, providing high-speed Internet with download speeds of up to 12 Mbps; Exede Voice, providing phone service to residential subscribers; Exede In the Air, providing airline passengers on two major carriers with high-speed Internet; and Exede Enterprise, which provides communications for live events, newsgathering, field operations, and disaster response. ViaSat has also announced plans for the launch of another groundbreaking satellite, ViaSat-2, which is scheduled to launch in mid-2016. Its launch is expected to facilitate a significant expansion of Exede services and coverage areas.

About Exede (

Exede, a service of ViaSat Inc., delivers high-speed Internet to subscribers across the U.S. With download speeds of up to 12 Mbps, the Exede service has transformed satellite Internet for households that previously had slow, inadequate Internet service. It is also proving to be a popular, competitive alternative to residential DSL and wireless Internet. ViaSat also offers Exede Voice residential telephone service over its network, optimized for quality and reliability. In 2014, the company introduced Exede Business, a 15 Mbps service that includes a generous data allowance and 24 x 7 U.S.-based customer support.

In the FCC (FCIC) annual benchmarking report, Measuring Broadband America 2013, the Exede service led all Internet service providers included in the study in surpassing advertised speeds. ViaSat-1 earned a Guinness World Records® achievement as the highest-capacity communications satellite in the world. Exede Internet is also a winner of a 2013 Edison Award for innovation and performance and a winner of the 2012 Popular Science "Best of What’s New."

About ViaSat (

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,900 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,000 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.

Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

Guinness World Records is a registered trademark of Guinness World Records Ltd.

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