As a satellite internet provider, Viasat has 100 percent coverage in the U.S., making it the most accessible choice in rural areas. Its download speeds range from 12 Mbps to 50 Mbps. So while it isn’t the fastest, it’s faster than DSL or dial-up internet services. Viasat has several plans with different speeds, so depending on what type of internet user you are, you can choose slower or faster speeds.
Rise Broadband also provides internet to rural areas where wired connections like DSL, cable, and fiber aren’t available. Although the download speeds, which range from 25 Mbps to 100 Mbps, won’t be as fast as wired connections, it’s faster than satellite internet speeds. To top it off, Rise Broadband has more budget-friendly rates.