Viasat Internet Availability Map

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Viasat is one of the two major U.S. satellite internet providers offering service to nearly 100 percent of the country, reaching 327.0 million people. Satellite internet’s core strength as a technology is its universal availability over a wide area. Viasat satellite internet service isn’t as uniform as their competitor Hughesnet regarding speed and quality of service offered. However, Viasat is available in all 50 states and some international areas, including the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

The caveat? Most Viasat customers need to determine if they have sufficient space for a clear view of the sky that looks to the South. This requirement can cause issues for customers who may have trees, buildings, or other obstacles obstructing their view. In fact, Viasat is able to provide in-flight connections to airlines for this reason.

Viasat Internet Services

Best features Things to consider
  • Fastest traditional satellite internet provider
  • Expansive availability in rural areas
  • Unlimited data
  • Steeper plan prices
  • Speed varies by location

Viasat’s pricing is higher than what you’d see from a digital subscriber line (DSL) or even a fixed wireless provider. The monthly rate for Viasat plans starts at $69.99 per month for the first three months (excluding equipment fees and taxes). At this rate, Viasat is priced to compete with other satellite providers, such as Starlink and Hughesnet.

Plan name Download speeds Starting price Data cap
Viasat Satellite Up to 150 Mbps $69.99 per month (first 3 months) 65 GB to Unlimited

Viasat still has some plans that require a soft data cap up to 65 GB, but in many areas, Viasat is now offering its new Viasat Unleashed plans that let you utilize your satellite internet as much as you want without penalty. With these plans, you have much more flexibility from Viasat than ever before.

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Viasat Internet Speeds

Satellite service relies on sending and receiving data between a satellite dish in Earth’s orbit and a receiver dish installed on your home. While this setup is ideal in remote areas and for those who need internet access on an RV or boat, the distance in which data must travel limits satellite internet’s overall speed and ability to provide unlimited data. Despite these technical issues, Viasat internet offers a significant upgrade over some slower wireless or DSL speeds in rural areas.

Viasat is one of the fastest satellite internet providers offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Our Viasat speed test shows customers receiving an average download speed near 50 Mbps.

Frequently Asked Questions About Viasat Internet

  • Where is Viasat available?

    Viasat is available to nearly 100 percent of the United States, as well as some international areas and the territory of Puerto Rico. Check to see if Viasat is available in your area by putting your ZIP code into the availability box at the top of this page.

  • How fast is Viasat internet?

    Viasat internet can reach download speeds up to 150 Mbps.

  • Does Viasat require contracts?

    Viasat plans do not require a contract and pricing is on a monthly basis.

  • What’s the difference between Viasat and Starlink?

    Viasat is a traditional satellite provider, where communication travels between ground stations and satellites orbiting over 22,000 miles high in space. This high position allows the satellites to have an extensive reach (nearly all of the U.S. has access to Viasat internet). The trade-off, however, is its response time or “latency.” Traditional satellite internet takes considerably longer to send messages back and forth than wired broadband internet.

    Starlink is a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet provider that uses numerous smaller satellites that orbit at much lower elevations in space. This constellation of satellites enables Starlink’s internet service to achieve faster speeds and significantly lower latencies.

  • How does Viasat stack up against Hughesnet?

    Viasat and Hughesnet both offer expansive coverage across the country, but Viasat surpasses Hughesnet by offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps. Viasat also has truly unlimited plans now with the Viasat Unleashed offerings, which Hughesnet doesn’t offer. Hughesnet maxes out at download speeds up to 100 Mbps and features a variety of soft data caps.