CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All 67 Florida counties are included in the initial rollout for the new Exede® Evolution satellite Internet plan from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). The new plan, which provides unlimited, high-speed access to web pages and email, is another way that satellite Internet, specifically Exede Internet, is becoming a better choice for many households rather than a last resort for a few.
For a monthly service fee of $64.99, Florida households can receive unlimited access to email and web pages, always at full speed. ViaSat is also offering a promotion that waives the entire initial set-up fee of $149.99 for the service. The Exede Evolution plan includes:
Download speeds of up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Mbps – faster than typical DSL
Early Bird Free Zone, which provides full-speed, unmetered access to everything on the Internet, including video, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily.
5 GB of data to use for everything other than access to web pages and email, including streaming video, music, and voice and video chat.
Introductory offer of anti-virus/anti-spyware software.
"We created Exede Evolution as part of our overall plan to continue to improve our core service in ways that are different from other options in the market," said Lisa Scalpone, vice president, Satellite Services. "Our team continues its focus on delivering a high-quality service and a great experience for our customers. We launched Exede Internet with the goal of making sure every one of our customers on the ViaSat-1 satellite receives our best speed — and now we want to make sure that customers who want unlimited, full speed access to web pages and email get that as well."
Scalpone said the Exede service line will continue to include its traditional data plans based on data usage, now called "Classic" plans. Any current subscriber may switch over to the Evolution plan at no charge, if Evolution is offered in the subscriber's area.
Exede, a service of ViaSat Inc., delivers high-speed Internet to 550,000 subscribers across the U.S. With download speeds of 12 Mbps, 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. In June 2013, the company began offering Exede Voice residential telephone service over its network, optimized for quality and reliability.
In the FCC annual benchmarking report, Measuring Broadband America 2013, Exede service led all Internet service providers included in the study in surpassing advertised speeds. The ViaSat-1 satellite 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."
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, 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 2,300 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 2,900 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.