If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, Evolution may be the perfect plan for your lifestyle.
In 2012, we made huge gains in speed when we launched Exede Internet, boosting download speeds to 12 Mbps — an 8-fold increase over the top speed on our original WildBlue service. In fact, according to a recent FCC report, Exede is #1 among all internet providers for delivering at or above advertised speeds for both uploads and downloads. Now, we’re tackling data caps with Evolution, which gives you unlimited access to what you do the most online: view web pages and manage your email. You’ll still have a sizeable data allowance of 5 GB per month for video and file downloads and uploads. Even if you go over that, your access to web pages and email will not be restricted. That’s worry-free!
Some web pages contain elements that will count toward your data allowance — with embedded videos being the most common one you should consider. You can certainly watch some online video with the Evolution plan, but keep in mind that if you’re streaming video or music or downloading files within a web page, it will count toward your allowance. If you do hit that 5GB limit, you’ll still be able to view web pages and send and receive email at your usual speeds, but you won’t be able to watch videos or download files. The exception would be during the Early Bird Free Zone (3 a.m.-8 a.m.), when all internet activity is full speed and unmetered.
If you want full access to everything outside your Early Bird Free Zone, you can buy more data allowance for $9.99 per GB or switch to one of our classic packages with a larger data allowance. Another thing to be aware of is that activity done outside of a web browser, e.g., an app on a mobile phone or tablet, may count toward your data allowance.
It’s a pretty good chunk of data to work with. With 5 Gigabytes, you could get…
*Based on 6 hours of streaming YouTube videos at 480p resolution and average bit rate of 1 Mbps
**Total of 1.44 GB, based on 25 hours of Pandora at ‘normal quality’ with 128 kbps average bit rate
***Total of .8 GB based on average iTunes song of 4 MB or average photo size of 2 MB