Satellite Internet’s quantum leap
In October, 2011, we launched ViaSat-1, the most powerful communications satellite in the world. This is the technology that powers the Exede Internet service that comes directly to your home.
- Exede Internet offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps — 8X faster than our original WildBlue service.
- We beam your Internet signal directly from ViaSat-1 — the most powerful communications satellite ever launched.
- The FCC’s 2013 Measuring Broadband America report of U.S. Internet Service Providers found that Exede Internet is No. 1 at delivering on advertised speeds or better! This was the first time any satellite Internet service was included in the survey.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: The FCC report proves you get the speeds you pay for — and more!
Get to know rural satellite Internet — and Exede
There’s a fair amount of high-tech science and innovation behind providing Internet via satellite, but the basics are pretty simple:
The Internet signal is transmitted from ground stations up to our satellite.
- The satellite transmits the Internet signal directly to a small dish mounted on your house.
- The signal enters your home through a short cable and connects to a modem, which in turn connects to your computer or wireless router/network.
Exede delivers on our super-fast internet speeds
“During peak periods, 90 percent of (Exede) consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 Mbps.” -FCC 2013 Measuring Broadband America report.
Why Exede Over Other Satellite Internet Providers?
- Most advanced satellite Internet technology. Light years ahead of previous satellite Internet service.
- It’s available where you are … today. Unlike other technologies that require extensive infrastructure or that may never extend to your area, Exede Internet comes directly to your home from our satellite. If you can get satellite TV, you can most likely get Exede Internet.
- It does it all. Faster browsing, video streaming, sharing photos, video-chat, powerful email tools — it’s 240 times faster than dial-up and 4 times faster than average DSL. Exede Internet allows you to do everything you want online … only faster!
- Some plans include unmetered data. From midnight to 5 a.m. (Exede Classic plans) or 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Exede Evolution and Essential 10 plans), you’re in the Free Zone, when usage is unmetered and does not count toward your allowance. Download movies, music and software updates. Upload photo galleries, blog postings and videos!