ViaSat Unveils Fastest Home Satellite Internet Service in the U.S. with the New Exede WiFi Modem and a 25 Mbps Plan

Exede WiFi Modem Delivers Download Speeds Up to 25 Mbps, Enabling 3X Faster Speeds than Typical DSL

Nov 18, 2015, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today unveiled the Exede® WiFi Modem offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps. No other U.S. satellite internet provider can offer speeds this fast for at-home use.

Faster Speeds, Faster Downloads
The Exede WiFi Modem offers a new higher speed option for customers in select areas, which enables subscribers to experience download speeds up to 25 Mbps, which is more than three times faster than typical DSL. When activated with the up to 25 Mbps option, the Exede WiFi Modem enables the whole family to surf the web, chat, stream audio and HD movies with better performance, as well as share and experience entertainment like never before on satellite internet. To get a feel for how 25 Mbps download speeds compare to other typical speed tiers, see the Exede speed test graphic.

Four-In-One is Better than Four Separate Devices
The new Exede WiFi Modem offers high value in a compact design, enabling users to do more with one device. It includes a built-in wireless router, multiple Ethernet ports and an integrated Exede Voice adapter for optional home phone service. By combining all of these functions into a single device, Exede reduces the clutter of devices and wires in the home, while improving the service. Features include:

  1. Exede Modem. The new improved modem offers faster speeds, resulting in snappier webpage loading and faster file downloads, all enabled by the new 25 Mbps service tier.
  2. Wireless Connectivity. No need to have a separate device with embedded support for WiFi® types 802.11 a/b/g/n, selectable dual band frequency (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) and security support for WPS, WEP and WPA standards, the Exede WiFi modem allows users to seamlessly share Exede internet among multiple connected devices, creating a fully-capable WiFi network.
  3. 4-port Gigabit Ethernet Router. For users who prefer to connect their computers, laptops or other devices with an Ethernet cable, the Exede WiFi Modem has four ports available that will enable users to transfer files as fast as a gigabit per second between compatible devices.
  4. Exede Voice Adapter. With the new Exede WiFi modem, subscribers of the Exede Voice home phone service no longer need a separate adapter to connect to their phone or base station — it's included in the modem.

"We have a history of revolutionizing satellite internet, and today we unveil the Exede WiFi Modem with more than double our previous speeds. At up to 25 Mbps broadband speeds, the Exede service is the fastest home satellite internet service available in the U.S.," said Lisa Scalpone, vice president of ViaSat's Broadband Services division. "It's just a hint of what's to come as we prepare for the launch of our next satellite, which will offer even faster speeds nationwide."

Availability
The Exede WiFi Modem with 25 Mbps speeds is available now in limited markets with new service plans starting as low as $10 more per month than the cost of Exede 12 Mbps service plans. To find out if the 25 Mbps speed tier is available in any area, enter a zip code on the home page at www.Exede.com.

About Exede
Exede, a service of ViaSat Inc., delivers high-speed internet to residential subscribers and businesses across the U.S. With download speeds of up to 25 Mbps, the Exede service has transformed satellite internet for households that previously had slow, inadequate internet service. 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.

About ViaSat
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:  VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed WiFi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at:  www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media:  FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to future dates of new satellites and follow-on service, the design and development of the ViaSat Exede WiFi Modem and the roll-out and availability of new up to 25 Mbps service plans. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: satellite failures, performance degradation, or in-orbit risks and anomalies. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Copyright © 2015 ViaSat, Inc. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Exede is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

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