Viasat internet, TV and phone services
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Viasat provider overview
What we like
Widespread availability – Viasat is available anywhere in the U.S. If you’re living in an area that’s been deemed unserviceable by other providers, odds are that Viasat is your saving grace.
Three-month introductory pricing – New subscribers start off with three months of introductory pricing, so you’ll save money on your first few months with Viasat.
Fast speeds for rural areas – With features like download speeds up to 100 Mbps (where available), the ability to connect multiple devices with home Wi-Fi and a two-year price lock guarantee, Viasat might be the rural internet solution you’ve been looking for.
Things to consider
Two-year contracts required with some plans – Even if you are opting for a plan that doesn’t require a two-year contract, you will probably end up committing to two years anyways. This is because Viasat’s month-to-month plans come with a $300 upfront fee.
Data reprioritization after limit – While Viasat internet technically offers unlimited data, they do enforce a tiered system of “data thresholds.” Essentially, once you exceed your plan’s threshold, your internet speed will be throttled, i.e. slowed down significantly, until your next billing cycle begins.
Limited speed offering – Although Viasat offers a significant number of internet packages, all of the speeds they offer are within 12 and 100 Mbps.
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Viasat internet speeds and pricing
Take a look at the different plans that Viasat offers, ranging from speeds of 12 to 100 Mbps. Keep in mind, plan availability will differ by serviceable area.
Liberty plans: Aside from Viasat’s four standard internet plan options, Viasat offers three priority data packages, where available. What’s different about Liberty Plans? You can maintain download speeds up to 5 Mbps during daytime hours, even if you exceed your data allowance.
Viasat Flex: Since 2019, Viasat began offering a new service called Viasat Flex. Viasat Flex is a type of channel-bonding technology that uses two separate modems and special Viasat software to seamlessly switch your internet connection will between DSL and satellite service to reduce latency. Online activities such as streaming, large file downloads and gaming will be enhanced by an overall reduction in lag time.
|Plans||Intro price*||Price after 3 mos.*||Download speed||Data cap|
|Unlimited Bronze 12||$64.99/mo.||$84.99/mo.||12 Mbps||40GB|
|Unlimited Silver 25||$84.99/mo.||$119.99/mo.||25 Mbps||60GB|
|Unlimited Gold 50||$119.99/mo.||$169.99/mo.||50 Mbps||100GB|
|Unlimited Platinum 100||$169.99/mo.||$249.99/mo.||100 Mbps||150GB|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 02/14/22.
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Viasat is one of the top nationwide satellite internet providers and is known for having some of the fastest speeds available using satellite technology. You can also bundle your home internet with Viasat’s home phone or with DIRECTV and save each month for the first six to twelve months.
Are you an existing customer looking for help?View Viasat customer service
Viasat is often the best and fastest internet option in rural areas of the U.S. Viasat (formerly Exede) gives you many plans to choose from, with varying download speeds and video streaming options.
Get $120 off your Viasat internet bill in the first year when you bundle with DIRECTV. With DIRECTV, you get plans starting at $64.99/mo.* plus a free year of HBO, over 200 HD channels and the ability to stream live news, sports, shows and movies anytime, anywhere.
Ltd. time. With 24-mo. agmt and CHOICE -ULTIMATE Package (min. $64.99/mo. for 12 mo. before discounts. Price higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $9.99/mo applies). Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and EPIX included for 3 months and auto-renew thereafter at then prevailing rate (currently $41.99/mo.), and HBO auto-renews after 12 mos at then prevailing rate (currently $17.99/mo.), unless you call to change or cancel. Req’s you to select offer.
EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF $20/MO. FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., $19.95 ACTIVATION, EQUIPMENT NON-RETURN & ADD’L FEES APPLY. New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d (except MA & PA). Restr’s apply.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 11/18/20
Viasat offers a unique home phone plan that works with your smartphone. Plans start as low as $29.99/mo.,* plus you get an extra $10/mo.* off your bill for the first 6 months. With Viasat’s home phone, you can have calls forwarded to your smartphone, connect multiple cellphones and let one number do it all, have unlimited local and long-distance phone calls in all 50 states plus Canada and more.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 11/18/20.
Call (866) 983-3237 for more information.
Viasat equipment, contracts and fees
Professional installation: $99.95.
Look out for special offers from Viasat that include installation rebates in the form of a $100 VisaⓇ gift card.
Viasat WiFi modem: $9.99/mo.*
Customers must use the provided Viasat modem and antenna.
You will also get a satellite dish, transceiver and bracket assembly, a 7-ft.cable, up to 150 ft. of RG-6 cable from antenna to modem and all necessary mounting and cabling hardware.
Viasat plans come with contract and no-contract options. The 24-month contract plan with Viasat costs less per month.
Upfront fee with no contract: $300
Unless you are planning to keep your internet plan for less than four months of a two-year agreement, it makes more sense money-wise to go ahead with the contract plan. Once you reach the four-month mark, you break even regardless if you were in a contract or no-contract plan (i.e., 20 remaining months x $15/mo. = $300).
Early termination fee: $15/mo.
So, for example, if you had six months remaining on your service term, you could be charged $90.
If you end your Viasat service, you must return the modem, power supply and AC cord within 30 days or risk being charged up to $300 in unreturned equipment fees. Viasat sends you a convenient pre-paid box for item returns.
Additional features of Viasat internet plans
Faster online browsing with the Viasat browser
The proprietary Viasat browser speeds up average page load times and saves on your monthly data amount by blocking unwanted ads. And it looks virtually identical to browsers you already know and love, like Google Chrome.Learn more about the Viasat Browser
Superior security through Viasat Shield
With the Viasat Shield app, monitoring your home network for security threats is as easy as set-it-and-forget-it. Just download the app to experience continuous security monitoring, or opt for the Viasat Shield premium for $5.99/mo. for even more device protection.Learn more about the Viasat Shield
The Free Zone
The Free Zone is a block of time when data usage does not count toward your monthly data allowance, which is anywhere between 12 GB and 150 GB, depending on your plan. Many Viasat customers use the Free Zone for more data-intensive activities, such as downloading updates or uploading photos. Free Zone hours are not offered with all Viasat plans.Shop Viasat’s internet and data plans
Viasat internet FAQs
Yes. Streaming Netflix on Viasat internet service is possible. Viasat offers speeds up to 100 Mbps and Netflix recommends a minimum of 3 Mbps speed to stream in SD quality. Keep in mind that the more simultaneous streams you have in your home could affect the quality of streaming services.
Like any satellite internet provider, Viasat can be affected by extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, wind or snow. However, Viasat outages are typically resolved within 20 minutes.
No. Viasat does not require a phone line. To get Viasat internet at your home, you need a satellite dish and a clear view of the sky. You can, however, bundle your Viasat internet services with Viasat home phone service. Viasat uses voice-over Internet Protocol, also known as VoIP service, to provide nationwide calling and phone service to Canada.
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Written by:Ari Howard
Associate Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content
Ari is an Associate Writer for the Allconnect team. She primarily writes about broadband news and studies, particularly relating to internet access, digital safety, broadband-related technology and the digital d… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband Content
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