ViaSat Sets Guinness World Records Title for the Highest Capacity Satellite

 ViaSat Sets Guinness World Records Title for the Highest Capacity Satellite

Satellite Internet from Exede continues to collect recognition for innovation
and performance

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 6, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The ViaSat-1 satellite that
powers Exede^® Internet service has earned a Guinness World Records® title as
the highest-capacity communications satellite in the world. At the time of its
launch in October 2011 by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), ViaSat-1 had more
capacity than all of the other communication satellites covering North America


The record confirms that ViaSat-1 provides the most total throughput capacity
over the U.S. and Canada – 100 times the capacity of a typical Ku-band
satellite and 10 times the throughput of any Ka-band satellite launched prior
to ViaSat-1. Combined with the company's innovative ground system, the new
system is transforming the economics and quality of service offered by
satellite Internet service. In addition to powering the 12 Mbps Exede Internet
service, ViaSat-1 will provide the bandwidth for a new generation of
enterprise services, including in-flight broadband for commercial aviation.

"The Guinness World Records title is an important recognition of our
breakthrough technology and a testament to the work done by our team of
innovators," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. "Best of all,
it's allowing us to deliver on our commitment to provide a high quality
customer experience for satellite broadband service."

Since its introduction in January 2012, Exede Internet has signed on more than
200,000 subscribers. Approximately 40 percent of those customers have switched
from slower DSL, cable, and wireless services.

This new record marks the second major recognition for the Exede satellite
Internet service and ViaSat-1 satellite in as many weeks. In the annual FCC
benchmarking report, 2013 Measuring Broadband America, Exede service led all
Internet providers in surpassing advertised speeds. According to the report,
performance testing among DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite showed 90 percent
of ViaSat subscribers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed
of 12 Mbps (download speeds) during peak periods and 161 percent of advertised
upload speeds.

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 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 technology development, customer service, and network

Safe Harbor Statement

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 statements about
providing bandwidth for a new generation of enterprise services. 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 the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new
products and enhancements; contractual problems; product defects;
manufacturing issues or delays; regulatory issues; technologies not being
developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according
to expectations; increased competition; and other factors affecting the
communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk
factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, 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.

Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

Contact: Pat Nichols, +1-303-949-9672
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