The innovation that made this satellite possible is transforming Internet service for hundreds of thousands of customers who can now receive high-speed, high-quality service. In fact, since Exede’s introduction a little over a year ago, more than 200,000 subscribers have signed up. Exede is not just attractive for those with no service or frustratingly slow service. A full 40 percent of Exede customers have switched from slower DSL, cable and wireless services.
This new record comes on the heels of another milestone for Exede. In a recent FCC benchmarking report, 2013 Measuring Broadband America, Exede service led all Internet providers in surpassing advertised speeds. According to the report, performance testing among DSL, cable, fiber and satellite showed 90 percent of Exede subscribers received 140 percent or better of our advertised download speed of 12 Mbps during peak periods - and 161 percent of advertised upload speeds.