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Telarus Becomes ViaSat’s Largest National Master Agent of Exede Business Satellite Internet Services

April 27, 2015

ViaSat offers businesses 15 Mbps satellite internet and continuity services through the Telarus partner sales channel

SANDY, Utah – April 27, 2015 – Telarus, Inc., master agent for more than 50 brands of business data, voice, and cloud services, today announced it has entered into an agreement with ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) to become the largest nationwide master agent of its Exede(R) Business satellite internet services. ViaSat, which offers high-speed internet services to residential customers, now offers business services to small and medium enterprises through the Telarus partner sales channel, consisting of hundreds of partners across all 50 states.

Exede Business, available in many areas across the U.S. — including rural communities without many other options for high-speed DSL or cable — provides 15 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload speeds for internet and cloud connectivity. With Exede Business, Telarus agents are able to fill in coverage gaps and offer the service as a reliable, affordable continuity service in the event of a service disruption with a primary provider.

“We are excited to be a ViaSat strategic distribution partner,” said Trish Kapos, senior vice president of Marketing for Telarus. “ViaSat is a world leader in communications, and its business internet service fits perfectly into our business continuity and underserved market strategies. We look forward to helping build the Exede Business sales channel.”

Exede Business is now available to the Telarus partner sales channel, and has been integrated into Telarus’ patented GeoQuote system, allowing channel partners to prequalify, price, and propose Exede Business services to their clientele in near real-time.

“Telarus is an exceptional distribution partner for us,” said Dan Turak, vice president of Sales and Distribution at ViaSat. “Telarus’ integrity as well as its track record for innovation and high-quality engineering were major factors in our decision to partner with them. In addition to technical capabilities, Telarus has an extensive network of capable agents who will be able to sell our services on day one.”

Exede Business is another example of ViaSat’s ability to engineer creative solutions that provide fast, cost-efficient, secure and high-performance connections to virtually any location. In addition to Exede high-speed Internet for consumers, the company offers worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; network-centric military communication systems for the U.S. and allied governments; cybersecurity; and communication system design.

Tyler Smith, vice president of Engineering for Telarus continued, “Exede Business plays very well in today’s cloud-based environment. Many businesses in rural America that need more speed than a T1 line (1.5 MB) lack options for connectivity. Exede Business gives these customers a 15 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload option which can be used either for a primary network or for redundant connectivity to the cloud.”

For more information about selling Exede Business, please contact Ruth Morford, National Director of Strategic Partnerships for Telarus, at (877) 346-3232.

About Telarus

Telarus is the value added master agent and consultant that agents, solution providers, VARs, and MSPs turn to for innovation. We hold contracts with and drive sales volume to the world’s leading commercial telecommunication carriers through our partner channel. Telarus partners are able to engage in more complex deals through our patented research technology, Cisco-certified sales engineers, complex project managers, commission advances, and single point-of-contact support. We have been named the top master agent by the members of the Telecom Association every year since 2009, the first and only company in the carrier channel to accomplish this feat. Whether you are a top producer or a voice-and-data expert just starting out on your own, there is a place for you in the Telarus community. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit www.telarus.com or call the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.

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