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Exede internet is now Viasat

Faster speeds, unlimited data, and more availability nationwide

  • Unlimited high-speed internet as fast as 100 Mbps in some areas

  • Thousands of additional ZIP codes

  • More advanced satellite technology

A brief history of Exede satellite internet

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Viasat provided satellite networking to other businesses for 20 years. But rural internet customers still didn’t have consistent coverage—so Viasat stepped in with Exede internet plans.

  • 2008. Viasat launches ViaSat-1, which earns the Guinness World Record for highest-capacity satellite.

  • 2012. Viasat rolls out Exede high-speed satellite internet plans.

  • 2017. Viasat launches ViaSat-2, retires Exede plans, and unveils new Viasat internet service.

  • Today. Viasat serves more than 600,000 customers.

If you signed up for Viasat’s Exede plans long ago, you can sign up now for new, faster speeds at similar prices.

What Exede satellite internet looks like as Viasat

Today, Viasat plans include faster download speeds and unlimited data at package prices similar to past Exede internet plans. Now you can do more for less—all because you stuck to your original plan while satellite technology evolved quietly in the background.

  • Speeds as fast as 100 Mbps in select areas

  • Unlimited plans with more priority data and zero data overage fees3

  • Integrated home Wi-Fi with wireless router

How speeds changed from Exede to Viasat

Exede internet speeds maxed out at 12 Mbps—the maximum speed on Viasat’s most basic package. It’s only uphill from there.

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

Frequently asked questions

About Viasat and Exede internet services

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.

Learn more about satellite technology

Viasat (Exede) internet reviews

Hear it straight from Viasat 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 standard installation fee may be charged at the time of the sale. Minimum 24-month service term. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds and streaming video quality are “up to,” are not guaranteed, and will vary. Service 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.

3Depending on the specific unlimited data service plan available at your location, after you use the following amount of High-Speed Data, you will continue to receive unlimited data (referred to as “Standard Data”); however, Viasat may prioritize Standard Data behind other customers during network congestion, which will result in slower speeds: Basic 12 (15 GB); Bronze 12 (35 GB, 40 GB or 80 GB); Silver 12 (45 GB); Gold 12 (65 GB); Bronze 25 (35 GB); Silver 25 (60 GB, 100 GB or 120 GB); Gold 30 (100 GB or 200 GB); Gold 50 (100 GB or 200 GB), Platinum 30 (150 GB ), Platinum 50 (150 GB) and Platinum 100 (150 GB or 300 GB). Streaming video quality is “up to,” will vary and is not guaranteed.

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