About Our Viasat Internet Speed Test Tool

Whether Viasat Internet 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 Internet .

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

Use our speed test to assess the performance of your broadband service whether you use Viasat or another provider. These modules are designed to return results on download and upload speed. Download and upload speeds are the primary signs of broadband internet quality. As of January 2022, the average download speed for Viasat is 20.73 Mbps. Across their footprint, the average latency on Viasat Internet speed tests is 31.36ms. In context, terrestrial connections generally perform in the 5–70ms range. Satellite Internet connections, on the other hand, can be as high as 500–800ms.

Viasat Internet Internet Speed Data

150 MBPS

Maximum Advertised Download Mbps

51.83 MBPS

User Speed Test Download Mbps


Average Latency


Speed Tests from Viasat Internet Customers


Average Jitter

Viasat Internet Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

Viasat Internet Average Download Speeds Over Time

Top Cities For Viasat Internet Internet Service

Houston, TX 150 mbps 17 mbps
Chicago, IL 150 mbps 32 mbps
Los Angeles, CA 150 mbps 39 mbps
Miami, FL 150 mbps 12 mbps
San Antonio, TX 150 mbps 11 mbps
Philadelphia, PA 150 mbps 10 mbps
Bronx, NY 150 mbps 36 mbps
Phoenix, AZ 150 mbps 13 mbps
San Diego, CA 150 mbps 14 mbps
Austin, TX 150 mbps 28 mbps

Fastest Cities For Viasat Internet Internet Service

Maryville, TN 150 mbps 113 mbps
Elizabethtown, NY 150 mbps 110 mbps
Beverly Hills, CA 150 mbps 103 mbps
Hephzibah, GA 150 mbps 93 mbps
Washington, DC 150 mbps 92 mbps

Viasat Speed Test FAQ

Viasat 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 on some plans, unless you go with the new Viasat Unleashed 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 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 is faster than HughesNet, offering speeds up to 150 Mbps. Viasat is also better when it comes to data caps, as Viasat Unleashed plans come with no contracts or data caps. On the other hand, HughesNet plans all have soft data caps, which will cost extra if you need more priority data per month than your plan allows.