ViaSat Exede Internet Tops the Broadband Chart: FCC Report Ranks Exede
Satellite Internet Best in Delivering Advertised Speeds
90% of Exede subscribers received 140% or better of advertised 12 Mbps speed
during peak periods
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Exede Satellite Internet
service from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) became the first satellite provider
ever to be included in the annual Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
benchmarking study of broadband speeds, and it debuted in the top spot for
exceeding advertised speeds.
Today, the FCC released the 2013 Measuring Broadband America: A Report on
Consumer Wireline Performance in the U.S. The new report is a nationwide study
of U.S. residential broadband performance that measures the actual service
performance for thousands of broadband subscribers. The program represents an
innovative public-private partnership between the FCC, its contractor
SamKnows, and ISPs representing 80% of the residential market. The FCC report
includes results for four ISP delivery technologies – DSL, cable, fiber and
satellite – and evaluates services from 14 of the nation's largest broadband
"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 Mbps
(download speeds)," the report stated. "In addition, there was very little
difference between peak and non-peak performance."
"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," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat
CEO and chairman. "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."
Highlights from the report include:
oOn average, Exede Internet (the only satellite service provider included
in the study) delivered 161 percent of advertised upload speeds. This
compares to 108 percent for fiber-to-the-home and cable-based services and
99 percent for DSL-based services.
oExede service had the least amount of variation in performance based on
the time of day, consistently ranking at 130 percent and above of
A full copy of the report, issued by the FCC Office of Engineering and
Technology and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau earlier today, is
available at http://www.fcc.gov.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
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 1,750 mobile platforms, including
Yonder^® Ku-band mobile Internet; 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 2,500 people in a number of
locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology
Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
Contact: Pat Nichols, +1-303-949-9672
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