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