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
Powered by the Viasat network
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
Exede internet speeds maxed out at 12 Mbps—the maximum speed on Viasat’s most basic package. It’s only uphill from there.
|Viasat plan||Download speed||Number of devices||Video resolution|
|Unlimited Basics||Up to 12 Mbps||1–2||360p|
|Unlimited Bronze 12||Up to 12 Mbps||1–2||360p|
|Unlimited Silver 25||Up to 25 Mbps||2–3||480p|
|Unlimited Gold 30||Up to 30 Mbps||3–4||720p|
|Unlimited Gold 50||Up to 50 Mbps||4–5||720p|
|Unlimited Platinum 100||Up to 100 Mbps||6+||1080p|
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.
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