Some info about the new Exede WiFi Modem and 25 Mbps speeds; UPDATE - now available for existing customers!

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We recently introduced the Exede WiFi Modem in certain areas of the country. It's currently available for new and existing customers if you're in one of these areas. The new modem includes a wireless router as well as an Exede Voice adapter, so now you can have 3 things rolled into one if you have Voice. In areas where the new modem is available, we've also introduced a 25 Mbps download speed bump for an additional cost ($10/mo in most areas). You can learn more about the new Exede WiFi Modem here.

Ultimately, the goal is to have these kinds of speeds (and higher) plus much bigger data plans all over the U.S. after we launch our next satellite in 2017 (these things take time to build!) Currently we're doing as much as we can with our current capacity, including greater availability of our Liberty plans and this speed boost. If you're not in one of the areas where we're offering these new speeds, hang tight -- our engineers are working as fast as they can to build the satellite and make some even more amazing service available all over the country!
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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JEP

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Any plans (other than possibly ViaSat 2) for higher data caps?  I would gladly take half my current speed for twice the data cap.
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Tia Palmer

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agreed! Are there any current plans that offer unlimited data?? My kids just want to watch netflix :) and we only have access to Satellite internet out here in the rural area I live in!
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Old Labs is correct: Liberty is the best data deal we've got (unless you're in a Freedom area, and there's only a handful of those). We have recently expanded its availability. You'll still likely see some slower speeds in the prime time hours in the evening but generally speaking our customers really like Liberty compared to the hard data caps of the Classic plans.
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Tia Palmer

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I just called on this and they said that the liberty plan isn't available in my area - hopefully soon!
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Tia, you can check what plans are available to you by going to www.exede.com and putting in your zip code
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Peggy Sue Miller

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I have liberty plan. Most of the time Netflix still doesn't work well and even watching one movie a night and basic computer internet usage during the day my family runs out of the priority speeds. I am very disappointed for the price we are charged.
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I agree most of us would rather have higher data caps I know I would settle for 10/2 speeds for 10GB more a month. And I dont think your higher speed idea was so great it stopped selling in my area (use to show available online) because it is killing everyones speed now on the SVT Exede site it shows biggest part of the day here as being congested and this started just a couple months after they offered this.
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John Steinberg

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...it would have been friendlier of exede to have allowed customers to turn off priority allowance on liberty plans and kick in lower speeds themselves at any time of the month, rather than 'use it up first' then you're stuck with lower speeds for the rest of the month... now, if you've used up your allowance and have a large download - like an HD movie or a windows update it could take days to d/l. Meanwhile the competition is offering 50 gigs of priority data for $79 as against the 30 gigs from exede for $149. Go figure!
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JEP

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Hey!  That would have been cool to give the user the option of idling down their rate and then turbo charging it on demand!


HughesNet in these parts is $79.99 for 15 GB and then a cap of 50GB more Bonus Bytes.  Same price I have for Exede, except my LNFZ if not capped.  Exede better deal here, but I guess it varies with location.
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