Rural America Getting Faster Internet with ExedeMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:41:29 CST
Rural America is gradually getting connected with the rest of the world. Over the last decade there has been a big push to bring high speed internet to rural areas. The process began with Wild Blue in bringing internet access to the country via satellite. With access and reliability out of the way, Exede internet is now addressing internet speed and data capacity. Exede Sales Support Specialist Harry Thibedeau said they are able to offer faster internet service with their communications satellite Viasat-1. Exede is offering internet service in nearly all of the United States with 12 Mbps download speed and three Mbps upload speed. Thibedeau said Exede is now taking data capacity issues by offering a data promotion where the consumer receives double the amount of data for a six month period.
Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays interviewed Thibedeau at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City. Click or tap on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to the full interview.
The outlook for reliable, high-speed internet looks to continue to improve for rural America. In the next two years, Thibedeau said he is looking forward to the launch of Viasat-2.
"That is going to cover all of the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and the air routes all the way to London," Thibedeau said.
Exede is also in the process of testing, in certain areas of the country, a new internet package called "Freedom". Thibedeau said this allows users to download as much data or videos without limits.
"That is the type of package that we believe satellite internet will evolve to in the coming couple years," Thibedeau said.
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