How it Works


Exede Internet links your computer to the Internet with a high-speed connection through one of our high-capacity satellites. Your Exede service connects your home or small office to the Internet at speeds much faster than a dial-up connection, and at speeds faster than many DSL or wireless services offer.


Exede offers blazing fast speeds up to 12 Mbps or even 25 Mbps in some areas. A small 30 inch satellite dish, about the same size as a satellite TV dish, and a satellite modem are all you need. ViaSat provides the equipment and our nationwide team of certified professionals will install the service at your home. Standard installations are free.

A typical Exede Internet customer setup:


  1. Computer connects to modem 
    Via ethernet or wireless router.
  2. The Exede Modem
    transfers data to the antenna dish.
  3. The Exede Internet Dish
    Sends and receives signals to and from our satellite.
  4. ViaSat-1 Satellite
    Relays information to and from your dish to the gateways.
  5. Gateways
    Connect our network to the Internet.


In the Home

Today’s Internet

Exede Internet brings today’s Internet to life with a whole new world of information, services and entertainment.

  • Browse the Web at incredibly fast speeds
  • Go on a shopping spree at Amazon
  • Connect with friends on Facebook and Google+
  • Download your favorite music
  • Enjoy YouTube videos
  • Share your digital photos with friends and family
  • Do research and schoolwork, online banking, email and much, much more.
exede-socialmediaThe Exede Satellite Dish

The Exede satellite dish (30″ x 28″) receives signals from one of our satellites, and sends signals your home back up to the satellite. No phone line or other wired connection is required. The Exede dish can be mounted on your roof, on a wall, or on a pole in the ground near your house. ViaSat provides professional installation of the Exede satellite Internet equipment, which will take approximately 2-3 hours.

exede-socialmediaExede Satellite Modem

Your Exede satellite modem will connect your computer or router to the Internet. Once your wireless router is connected, Exede will power all your Internet-enabled devices through your home network.

Our Infrastructure

ViaSat Satellites

ViaSat (the company that provides WildBlue and Exede Internet services) operates the world’s most advanced Ka-band satellite system. We provide Internet services in all 50 states with our four satellites high above the earth, in geostationary orbits more than 22,500 miles over the equator. Our newest and most advanced satellite, ViaSat-1, was launched in October 2011 and is the world’s highest-capacity communications satellite. ViaSat is the world’s leading innovator in satellite communications technology.

ViaSat Ground Systems

ViaSat has more than 30 large satellite earth stations located throughout the U.S. and Canada that very efficiently connect our customers directly to the Internet. Each earth station consists of large antennas, microwave transmitters and receivers, and other Internet routing and switching equipment to quickly send traffic from customer terminals to the Internet and back. The entire network is designed to be redundant and highly reliable, and is remotely controlled from our Network Operations Center in Denver, Colorado.