Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)

Viasat Speed Test

See Viasat's speed test results over the past 12 months or enter your zip code 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.

25MBPS Maximum Advertised
Download Mbps
16.85MBPS User Speed Test
Download Mbps
64.99ms Average Latency
681,448 Speed Tests
FROM Viasat Customers
119.79ms Average Jitter

Fastest Cities for Viasat Internet Service

Garfield, MN25 mbps72 mbps
Ripley, TN12 mbps64 mbps
Bouton, IA12 mbps64 mbps
Othello, WA5.0 mbps59 mbps
Kirkville, IA25 mbps57 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.

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