Exede service ranked No. 1 again in delivering advertised speeds
Carlsbad, Calif. -June 18, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Exede® high-speed satellite Internet from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) led all other Internet services in delivering advertised speeds in the FCC 2014 Measuring Broadband America report released today. The report measures actual service performance of fixed broadband subscribers and Exede service delivered approximately 140 percent of its advertised upload and download speeds during peak periods.
The report evaluates and compares results from 14 broadband providers, including DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite. Collectively, the report’s findings represent 80 percent of U.S. broadband connections. ViaSat was the only satellite provider that agreed to be included in the 2014 study.
At a time when many Internet customers are concerned they’re not getting the speeds they pay for, the report validates that an Exede subscriber paying for 12 Mbps download speeds has a good chance of getting at least 17 Mbps or more. Exede Internet led all participating Internet services in delivering 139 percent of advertised download speeds and 138 percent of upload speeds during peak periods. Exede high-speed Internet service also tops the charts in actual versus advertised hourly sustained download speeds.
“We’ve taken the top spot again and it is even more gratifying this year because it shows we can consistently deliver great results to our customers, even with our ViaSat-1 satellite more than half full,” said Lisa Scalpone, vice president of ViaSat Broadband. “Our most important objective is to provide our subscribers with an exceptional customer experience, and we think delivering the speeds we promise is essential to that goal.”
A full copy of the FCC report, issued by the Office of Engineering and Technology and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, is available at www.fcc.gov/measuring-broadband-america. (Look in right column for link.)