ViaSat Marks One-Year Anniversary of Exede Satellite Internet Service Launch

 ViaSat Marks One-Year Anniversary of Exede Satellite Internet Service Launch

Top FCC ranking for delivering advertised speeds, and ViaSat-1 Guinness World
Records title, make Exede competitive with terrestrial DSL, wireless, and
cable broadband alternatives

Exede service performance for in-flight Wi-Fi, military ISR, and satellite
newsgathering to be showcased at Satellite 2013 conference in Washington, D.C.

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 18, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is
marking the one-year anniversary this month of the nationwide rollout of its
Exede Internet service, which uses the ViaSat-1 satellite, the most advanced
and highest capacity satellite in the world. The consistently speedy
performance of the Exede residential broadband service has helped ViaSat reach
more than 285,000 subscribers on ViaSat-1 in its first year of operation. The
total subscriber count across all ViaSat satellites has surpassed 500,000 for
the first time.


"Our results prove that driving down the cost of bandwidth can make satellite
a better choice than slower terrestrial alternatives," said Mark Dankberg,
chairman and CEO of ViaSat. "The market success of ViaSat-1 strengthens our
commitment to delivering a series of new satellites that push the boundaries
of what's possible in satellite broadband across a broad range of market

The 12 Mbps baseline download speed offered by Exede Internet is eight times
faster than previous generation satellite services. While the feasibility and
value of such a major technology advance was initially questioned in the
industry, the Exede experience has quickly demonstrated that there is a much
bigger appetite for satellite broadband in the market than most people

Powered by ViaSat-1 – now officially recognized as the World's Highest
Capacity Communications Satellite with a Guinness World Records title – Exede
service has moved into the mainstream of Internet options. A February 2013 FCC
report showed Exede Internet outperforming all other ISPs in delivering
promised speeds to subscribers, with 90 percent of Exede subscribers receiving
140 percent or better of the advertised 12 Mbps speed during peak periods. And
approximately 40 percent of new Exede subscribers are choosing the satellite
service over other alternatives available to them, such as DSL, cable, and
mobile wireless for fixed home use – a major shift from the previous
generations of satellite Internet service, which were considered to be a "last
resort" for those with no other Internet alternative.

Beyond residential Internet, the ViaSat high-capacity satellite system is
poised to re-shape communication services in other industries as well:

  oFaster, easier-to-use, and more cost-effective communications and video
    streaming for live events, such as newsgathering, concerts, and sports, as
    well as emergency response operations.
  oImproved in-flight Internet that can provide enough high-speed bandwidth
    for every passenger on the plane.
  oHigher-definition, higher-volume mobile video gathering and dissemination
    for military operations.

ViaSat will showcase these new services at Satellite 2013 at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center, March 18-21, with interactive newsgathering,
military ISR, and in-flight broadband demonstrations. Experts from several
ViaSat business areas will also participate in six conference panel sessions,
including Mr. Dankberg in Thursday's session: "Satellite Broadband Comes of
Age: The Ka-band Equation." Find ViaSat on the show floor in booth 6047.

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

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 statements about
continually improving bandwidth economics and service quality, re-shaping
other industries such as speed and ease of use for live events, video
streaming, in-flight Internet, and mobile video gathering. ViaSat wishes to
caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially, including but not limited to: the ability to successfully
implement ViaSat's business plan for broadband satellite services on ViaSat's
anticipated timeline or at all; risks associated with the construction, launch
and operation of ViaSat's satellites, including the effect of any anomaly,
operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; negative audits
by the U.S. government; continued turmoil in the global business environment
and economic conditions; delays in approving U.S. government budgets and cuts
in government defense expenditures; ViaSat's reliance on U.S. government
contracts, and on a small number of contracts which account for a significant
percentage of ViaSat's revenues; the ability to successfully develop,
introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; reduced demand for
products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by
customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key
customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to
manufacture and supply ViaSat's products; increased competition and other
factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the
effect of adverse regulatory changes on ViaSat's ability to sell products and
services; ViaSat's level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable
debt covenants; ViaSat's involvement in litigation, including intellectual
property claims and litigation to protect proprietary technology; and ViaSat's
dependence on a limited number of key employees. 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.

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Mark D. Dankberg

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

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