No. 1 Rank! Exede excels in new FCC broadband report

Alex Miller,

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Take a look at this chart from a brand-new report from the FCC . It shows we beat every other measured Internet service provider in the U.S. based on delivering our advertised speeds.

Average peak period sustained download and upload speeds as a percentage of advertised.  —FCC

Average peak period sustained download and upload speeds as a percentage of advertised.—FCC

We’ve worked hard to provide our customers with a service that offers consistently great speeds, and we were excited to have independent validation from the FCC.

It’s the first time the FCC has included data from satellite Internet in its regular Measuring Broadband America report (no other satellite providers were included in this round of study).  The FCC found that ‘during peak periods 90 percent of ViaSat (Exede) consumers received 140 percent or better of the advertised speed of 12 Mbps.’

Cool, huh? So here’s how this worked: We agreed to participate in the FCC’s study last fall, and several hundred of our subscribers in different parts of the country allowed the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (or, more simply, the FCCOETCGAB) to install monitors between their Exede modem and their router or computer. The data collection was actually done by a third-party broadband measurement company called SamKnows, which provided their findings to the FCC for its report.

Here’s a link to our news release about all this. If you’d like to read all 7,000 pages of the report (OK, it’s actually only 60 with lots of pretty charts and footnotes you don’t have to read), you can see it here.  In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the Internet service that’s No. 1 in the U.S. for delivering on promised speeds.  We’re single-minded in our mission to deliver a great customer experience, and we’re going to keep on improving our service for our customers.

Please email comments or questions about this post or suggestions for other things you’d like to know about to exedeblog@viasat.com.



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Written by Alex Miller

Alex Miller works in the marketing department at Exede Internet as the content and social media editor.

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