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Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)

Viasat Speed Test

See Viasat's speed test results over the past 12 months or enter your address below to see if broadband internet from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is available in your area.

Download Speed and Latency Test

Whether Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is your internet provider or you use a different provider, the speed test below can show key statistics about your internet connection.

Note: This speed test can be used to test any internet provider, not just Viasat.

If your Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) speed test result is lower than expected, try resetting your router or call Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) customer service for additional assistance.

100 MBPS Maximum Advertised
Download Mbps
33.63 MBPS User Speed Test
Download Mbps
3.07ms Average Latency
816,394 Speed Tests
FROM Viasat Customers
52.77ms Average Jitter

Top Cities for Viasat Internet Service

City Max. Advertised Download Mbps User Speed Test Mbps
Houston, TX 100 mbps 14.72 mbps
Chicago, IL 100 mbps 26.53 mbps
Brooklyn, NY 100 mbps 34.16 mbps
Los Angeles, CA 100 mbps 24 mbps
Miami, FL 100 mbps 16.77 mbps
San Antonio, TX 100 mbps 33.45 mbps
New York, NY 100 mbps 53 mbps
Philadelphia, PA 100 mbps 10.76 mbps
Bronx, NY 100 mbps 24.90 mbps
Phoenix, AZ 100 mbps 15.03 mbps

Fastest Cities for Viasat Internet Service

Tesuque, NM 100 mbps 545 mbps
Lower Peach Tree, AL 100 mbps 104 mbps
Elizabethtown, NY 100 mbps 101 mbps
Angier, NC 100 mbps 88 mbps
Hephzibah, GA 100 mbps 86 mbps

Viasat Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

Viasat Average Download Speeds Over Time

Viasat (Formerly Exede) Speed Test FAQ

Viasat (Exede) launched a new satellite in 2017, and Viasat speed test results have improved since the upgrade. The averages shown here represent thousands of Viasat speed tests run through BroadbandNow. Viasat’s improved speeds have made them a much more attractive Internet option for rural homes — however, they still have data limits in place, even on “unlimited” plans.

Viasat Download vs Upload Speeds

Viasat’s download speeds are generally higher than their upload speeds. This is normal among ISPs, who want to allow customers to use most of their bandwidth for Netflix, YouTube, and other video services. High upload speeds aren’t usually required for these purposes.

Viasat Internet Latency and Ping Issues

Viasat’s high latency is due to the fact that they deliver Internet via satellite, rather than terrestrial cables. Satellites are by definition far away from the earth, so data sent and receive through Viasat (Exede) has to travel 22,300 miles to where their satellite is positioned above the equator. That’s a total of 89,200 miles a data packet has to travel in order to bring you information from a website.

Latency can be surprisingly low considering the circumstances, and results below 100ms aren’t rare. However, latency commonly gets as high as 800ms with satellite Internet providers as a category.

Viasat Internet Speed vs HughesNet

Viasat’s Internet speeds are similar to HughesNet, their main competitor in the US broadband market. Viasat (Exede) currently has an advantage when it comes to data caps. HughesNet tends to limit plans in the 10–100GB range, while Viasat offers “unlimited” plans. However, these unlimited plans have a caveat — once you burn through an upward ceiling of data, your speed will be throttled to dial-up territory. Viasat’s speeds and general performance have increased dramatically since 2016, but they still can’t compare to wired speeds from cable and fiber providers.