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Exede internet is now Viasat

In 2017, Viasat retired the Exede name and expanded satellite internet to even more locations nationwide.

  • Higher speeds and new locations with more advanced satellites

  • Available for homes and businesses, including airlines and water travel

  • Unlimited plans and speeds as fast as 100 Mbps in some areas

  • Continued investment in technology to improve speed and quality

Viasat-Exede internet plans

Viasat-Exede’s latest plans feature faster speeds, unlimited data, and home Wi-Fi.

Viasat planDownload speedNumber of devicesVideo resolution
Unlimited BasicsUp to 12 Mbps1–2360p
Unlimited Bronze 12Up to 12 Mbps1–2360p
Unlimited Silver 25Up to 25 Mbps2–3480p
Unlimited Gold 30Up to 30 Mbps3–4720p
Unlimited Gold 50Up to 50 Mbps4–5720p
Unlimited Platinum 100Up to 100 Mbps6+1080p

A brief history of Exede internet

The Exede internet name launched in 2012 to bring satellite internet to hard-to-reach areas not served by other internet service providers. Powered by Viasat’s network, Exede ran on the ViaSat-1 satellite, which at the time of its launch held the Guinness record for the world’s highest capacity communications satellite.

Beginning in December 2017, the Exede brand name was retired along with the WildBlue brand, bringing all three satellite internet services under the Viasat umbrella.

Formerly known as Exede, Viasat satellite internet runs on a more advanced network that includes the ViaSat-2 satellite and serves more than 600,000 American and international customers.

With unlimited data plans and faster download speeds, Viasat has pushed the boundaries of Exede to bring improved satellite internet service to families and businesses in rural areas.

Frequently asked questions

About

What is Viasat (Exede)?

Based in Carlsbad, California, Viasat is a global communications company offering satellite internet in the lower 48 United States and parts of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. 

Viasat’s primary customers live or travel in difficult-to-reach areas, such as (a) rural towns not served by cable and (b) commercial air or maritime routes.

Are Viasat and Exede the same company?

Exede was never a standalone company; it was the name of Viasat’s internet services from 2012 to 2017. When the name Exede by Viasat was retired in 2017, Viasat continued offering the same plans and services under its own name.

What’s the relationship between Exede, WildBlue, and Viasat?

Viasat acquired the satellite internet startup WildBlue in 2009 and launched its own Exede plans in 2012, selling both brands to new customers for several years. In 2017, Viasat officially retired both names. 

Which is better, Viasat Exede or HughesNet?

Viasat offers a much better value than HughesNet for satellite internet.

  • Viasat monthly plans cost less per GB of priority data.

  • Viasat charges $0 in overage fees for extra data use.

  • Viasat max speeds run 2–4x faster than HughesNet’s max speed.

How does Exede internet work?

Viasat (Exede) home internet works by passing internet signal to and from geostationary satellites in Earth’s orbit. Because Viasat satellites rotate at about the same velocity as the planet, they hover in the same spot and maintain a strong signal 24/7.

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Hear it straight from Viasat-Exede customers

I’ve been very happy with Viasat Internet service and the contact people when I need to speak to someone are super friendly and know what they are talking about! I’ve used their service now for over 2 years and had them twice before when they were Wild Blue and Exede but now Viasat…I’m a happy internet customer. Thank you Wild Blue, Exede, and Viasat for making living in the country a lot better!
Cindy
I was with the big cable company for internet for decades and moved to the country where they don’t do service. We searched for a satellite service and we were SO lucky to find Exede (Viasat)! They have terrific satellite service, improving all the time, and their plans are increasing which works perfect for us.
Nancy
I have been an Exede (Viasat) customer for 5.5 months with NO issues. We are happy with the service we have received and the performance of the internet & phone. It is not perfect but no system is. Even the service we had in town had issues. We actually had a lot more problems in town than we have had since moving to the country. Thank you, Exede!
Jeannie

One-time setup fee may be charged at the time of sale. Minimum 24-month service term unless you select the no long-term contract option. No long-term contract option requires an upfront $500 nonrefundable payment. Monthly service fees and taxes apply. Equipment lease fee is $12.99 per month. Speeds are “up to,” are not guaranteed, and will vary. Service plans are subject to Viasat’s Unlimited Data Policy or Data Allowance Policy available at www.viasat.com/legal. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Viasat and the Viasat logo are trademarks of Viasat, Inc.

1The price lock guarantee applies only to the standard monthly internet service fee and the monthly equipment lease fee (in each case, before any promotional discounts) and excludes all taxes and surcharges.

2Cancellation of EasyCare within 90 days after purchase may result in charges for EasyCare services previously received. Re-enrollment in EasyCare may be restricted for up to 180 days after cancellation. EasyCare not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

3Unlimited Data Plans: Depending on the specific unlimited data service plan available at your location, after you use the following amount of data, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion: Basic 12 (15 GB); Bronze 12 (35 GB, 40 GB or 80 GB, depending on your specific plan); Silver 12 (45 GB); Gold 12 (65 GB); Bronze 25 (35 GB); Silver 25 (60 GB, 100 GB or 120 GB, depending on your specific plan); Gold 30 (100 GB or 200 GB, depending on your specific plan); Gold 50 (100 GB or 200 GB, depending on your specific plan), and Platinum 100 (150 GB or 300 GB, depending on your specific plan). Streaming video quality is “up to,” will vary and is not guaranteed.

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