Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is high-speed internet beamed directly to your home from our satellites in space. This means you can get a fast internet connection where you live – almost anywhere in the United States.
Where is Viasat available?
In areas where other internet companies offer slower service – or no service at all!
Who is Viasat for?
People who live on the edge of urban areas, where other internet options may be too slow
People who have trouble getting fast internet because they live in rural or remote areas
People who want internet and phone service bundled together in one affordable package
Who is Viasat NOT for?
Very heavy video streamers who want to get all their television and movies via online streaming (and do a lot of it)
People who want to stream 4K video content on a regular basis
Gamers who play fast-twitch games (think first-person shooting, action games, online multi-player)
Why should I get Viasat?
It’s quick. Our 12 Mbps download speeds* are faster than typical DSL or 4G/LTE mobile service. In select areas, you can get up to 30 Mbps speeds – the fastest home satellite internet service ever!
It’s affordable. Your monthly internet service charge won’t go up for at least 2 years – guaranteed. Plus, there are never any automatic overage fees on our residential service.
It’s simple. Installation typically takes just 2-3 hours. Once you’re connected, managing your account is easy with our online portal.
Price lock guarantee applies to standard monthly internet service fee and equipment lease fee before promotional discounts and excludes taxes and surcharges.
How does Viasat Internet work?
Let’s say you’re on your laptop or mobile device and you click on your favorite website. Your request goes to your Viasat modem, then through a short cable to the dish outside your home.
Your dish beams your request up to our satellite.
Our satellite sends your request down to a gateway station connected to our ground network.
The station relays your request to your favorite website.
The website delivers the information your requested back to the station, which sends it up to our satellite to be beamed directly to you.
What equipment do I need?
Viasat Satellite Dish
The Viasat Internet dish is about the same size as a satellite TV dish. A Viasat technician will help you choose the best location for the dish, such as on the roof or side of your home. (You need an official Viasat dish to use Viasat Internet – you cannot use a satellite TV dish.)
Viasat WiFi Modem
Viasat modems are about the size of a large book. On plans with WiFi, our new Viasat modem includes a built-in wireless router and an adapter for our Voice service.