Telarus Becomes Satellite Master Agent for ViaSat

Telarus has become the first nationwide master agent for ViaSat’s Exede Business satellite Internet services.

ViaSat, which has offered high-speed Internet services to residential customers for years, will now offer business services to small, medium and large enterprises through the Telarus partner sales channel.

Exede Business Internet, available in many areas across the U.S. – including rural communities without many options for high-speed DSL or cable – provides 15Mbps download and 4Mbps upload speeds for Internet and cloud connectivity. With Exede Internet as a primary service, Telarus agents will be able to fill in coverage gaps -or use Exede to provide a reliable, affordable continuity service in the event of a service disruption with a primary provider.

“We are excited to become ViaSat’s strategic distribution partner,” said Trish Kapos, Telarus SVP of marketing. “ViaSat is a world leader in commercial satellite communication, and their Internet solutions fit perfectly into our business continuity and underserved market strategies. We look forward to helping them build their Exede Business sales channel.”

Exede Business is now available to the Telarus partner sales channel, and has been integrated into Telarus’ patented GeoQuote system, allowing channel partners to prequalify, price and propose Exede Business services to their clientele in near real-time.

“Telarus is an exceptional distribution partner for us,” said Dan Turak, VP of sales and distribution for ViaSat. “Their integrity, along with a track record for innovation and high-quality engineering, were major factors in our decision to partner with them. In addition to their technical capabilities, Telarus also built an extensive network of capable agents who will be able to sell our services on day one.”

“Exede Business solutions play very well in today’s cloud-based environment,” added Tyler Smith, VP of engineering for Telarus. “Many business in rural America needing more speed than a T1 line (1.5 MB) don’t have a tremendous amount of options for connectivity. Exede Business gives these customers a 15MB x 4MB option which can be used both for a primary network, or for redundant connectivity to the cloud.”

About Exede Business Solutions

Exede Business is another example of ViaSat’s ability to engineer creative solutions that provide fast, cost-efficient, secure and high-performance connections to virtually any location. In addition to Exede high-speed Internet for consumers, the company offers worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; network-centric military communication systems for the U.S. and allied governments; cybersecurity; and communication system design.