Legal Disclaimer for Exede High Speed Satellite Internet

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The new Exede Freedom plan gives customers access to up to 150 GB a month of data usage. Here is the fine print regarding their policy.

*Freedom Plan customers who use greater than 150Gbs of data during their monthly billing period may be contacted and given the option to reduce their usage or transition to another service plan per the Bandwidth Usage Policy at Service is for residential and non-commercial use only.

Minimum 24-month service term. Taxes apply. Equipment lease fee is $9.99 per month. Speeds are not guaranteed. Price lock guarantee applies only to the monthly internet service fee and the equipment lease fee (in each case before any promotional discounts) and excludes taxes and surcharges. The price lock guarantee runs for 36 consecutive months from the date of account activation, requires that the customer’s account remain in good standing, and may terminate with certain account changes. Evolution Plan: Accessing web pages and email will generally not count towards the monthly data allowance. All other Internet usage will count towards the data allowance, including any internet activity embedded in web pages or email, streaming video or audio media, playing online games, uploading or downloading files on a browser through any third-party application, third-part applications, and sending or receiving emails with attachments greater than 25 MBs. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Exede is a registered service mark of ViaSat, Inc.


150 GB Data Plans on Satellite Internet now Available to Central Florida Customers

Satellite Internet Offers Higher Data Limit to Central Florida Customers

Ocala, Florida. Customers that are wanting high speed satellite internet with high data limits can now get 12 MBPS download speeds with monthly data limits of 150 MBPS from the new ViasSat One satellite for only $99 a month. Other plans with increased data limits include the Evolution Plan with unlimited web sites and emails and 5 GB for everything else for only $64.95 a month, or the Power Plan with 10 GB of daytime usage and un-metered usage from midnight to 5 am for $49.99 a month.

Right now there in no set up fee and a free standard installation. For more information visit or call John at International Satellite & Antenna Service.

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Welcome to “Your Local Installer”

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I would like to welcome you to my blog. I am John Pearce, founder and President of International Satellite & Antenna Service in Ocala, Florida.

Getting Into the Satellite Dish Business 

Back in 1982, I was a bartender at the local English dart tavern in Ocala, Florida. Among the unique assortment of individuals that would stop by the tavern for a game of darts was a local engineer name Robert ” Bob” Hooper. “Bob” worked at a company called Mycrodyne Corporation in Silver Spring Shores that designed and manufactured aerospace telemetry receivers. After work, Bob and a co-worker of his, Larry Young were working in their garages on a new type of satellite dish that would replace the large solid fiberglass satellite TV dishes that had been sprouting up in backyards across the county for the past few years. The Satellite TV Dish that they were designing would incorporate a stressed rib design with expanded aluminum mesh panels that would slide into the grove in the ribs. This was revolutionary in the satellite industry as, although there were other mesh dishes on the market, their new dish, the RAYDX dish, incorporated a patented T-Locking grove into the rib that the panels would slide into and they were able to form a more-perfect parabolic shape, thus producing a dish that would consistently deliver a higher gain than any other mesh dish in the marketplace.

It wouldn’t be long before the new Raydx dish would have a prestigious 40% market share in this new, emerging industry.

Bob’s enthusiasm for his new dish was contagious, and although my background for the preceding 12 years had been in culinary arts, I soon found myself wanting to enter into this exciting new satellite dish industry that was sweeping the nation: the “backyard satellite dish business. 

International Satellite Export Is Founded 

Bob and I came up with a plan to develop a company that would sell the Raydx Satellite Dishes to the overseas market. We called this company; International Satellite Export. Although at this time, 1983-84, the home satellite business was thriving in the United States, there was not much of a market in other countries yet due to the lack of satellites and programming availability. 

Realizing that this situation would change in the coming years, we began working with the U,S Department of Commerce, and were among the first U.S. satellite companies published in their trade development brochure, Commercial News USA. This publication is now called Export USA, and helps American companies find buyers and distributors for their products and services. The print version of the magazine reaches more than a quarter million readers in 178 countries. 

The Satellite Dish Business Grows 

Raydx had established a satellite dish manufacturing facility in a suburb of Ocala Florida called Silver Springs. The plant was very busy building dishes and they soon designed and began to build a satellite receiver at a new plant in Ocala, Florida. 

Raydx was booming and International Satellite Export was busy establishing relationships with many distributors and government agencies that were laying the building blocks for offering satellite television to their local residence when the new satellites were launched. In 1985 we set up a booth at the National Satellite Show at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Our booth was located next to another up-and-coming company in the satellite dish industry; General Instrument. We had also met with the British Consulate General in Miami, and were in preliminary discussions to open a facility in England for the manufacturing and distribution of dishes and receivers to the European market. 

The Day The Sky Went Black!  

Prior to January, 1986, all programming on satellite was “in the clear”, in other words, FREE! This was a very popular benefit for the thousands of homeowners and businesses that had purchased and installed a satellite dish. In January of 1986, HBO began scrambling their signal, and for thousands of dish owners the programs on HBO were no longer viewable. To continue to receive the programming on satellite, dish owners would have to purchase a VideoCypher decoder from General Instrument for about $300, and pay a monthly fee to the programmers if they wanted to continue to receive their services. Fearing that other programmers like ESPN, CNN and others would follow HBO’s lead, satellite dish sales came to grueling stop across the USA. Orders for the Raydx dishes stopped, and it was not long before the banks fearing default, called the notes due. Raydx closed its doors soon afterwards, and, like many US manufactures, the machinery was sold off to a foreign company. 

During the time I was working on the export company, I bought into a small TV shop in Anthony Florida. In 1983 I began selling, installing and doing repair on satellite dishes around the Ocala area. This business would become what is now my present company, International Satellite & Antenna Service located in Ocala on SR 200 in the Jasmine Plaza. But I will save that story for another post.