The truth is no canned built-in router is going to have the range or functionality that a high-quality, Netgear or Asus router can provide. Just because they give it to you doesn't mean you have to or should use it. They provide connection to Exede Voice too. I am not going to use that service either.
I don't agree with these 'one stop" hardware modem/router/phone connector devices, but it is what it is. This just isn't Viasat that does it, but many other ISP's.
My download speed this morning is 0.5Mbps, upload is 0.7Mbps. As to TV.... I suppose I'll listen to CD's for the next 3 weeks.