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30 Mbps Satellite Internet Speed

Viasat delivers high speed satellite internet service far and wide, so your crucial web usage is never out of the question.

Is 30 Mbps fast?

30 Mbps covers the essential internet demands of small households supporting between 1-4 devices or users. Easily browse sites online and download content, post to social media, and stream videos in 720p or 1080p HD quality. Though similar to a 25 Mbps internet speed, 30 Mbps internet operates a bit faster and accommodates one to two more devices.

30 Mbps officially fits the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) guidelines for high-speed internet, nudging lower network speeds into a much less relevant—and desirable—broadband bracket. With 30 Mbps, you’ll easily be able to keep up on the daily activities high-speed internet is crucial for, including:

  • Moderate file downloading

  • Web conferencing

  • Live event streaming

  • Daily web surfing

Host Video Calls

Stay in touch with family, friends, and work colleagues with a 30 Mbps internet connection. Sync up with colleagues in Zoom meetings or call your grandparents on FaceTime.

Download Files Quickly

Download files in a matter of seconds with 30 Mbps. Whether they’re for work or your own personal use, you’ll be able to organize, digitize, and archive any file you need with your satellite internet’s support.

Stream HD Videos

Whether you’re viewing a webinar for work, scrolling through the latest TikTok videos, or watching your favorite Netflix original, 30 Mbps satellite internet speed easily supports your daily streaming habits.

What you can expect from 30 Mbps internet speed

30 Mbps supports one or two more devices than 25 Mbps, but it’s still on the lighter side when it comes to bandwidth. And though your network speed can get bogged down during peak internet usage hours, a 30 Mbps satellite internet speed adequately sustains your connection with minimal buffering. If your household expands, however, you may want to consider a faster speed.

30 Mbps is light on your budget, and makes buffering and binge interruptions mostly a thing of the past. It provides plenty of bandwidth for smaller families and businesses. If this fits your profile you can expect 30 Mbps satellite internet speed to cover your needs nicely.

30 Mbps internet is there for your streaming activity

When it comes to internet connection speeds, a point of deep concern tends to be the ability to stream videos. Typical streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix require between 15-25 Mbps to stream content, so 30 Mbps should be fast enough to stream videos from standard to 4k HD definition. 

30 Mbps has its limits, as live streaming takes up more bandwidth and streaming on multiple devices will bog your signal down. If those in your household have different tastes in entertainment and want to stream their own programs simultaneously, a faster internet speed would be more suitable.

Browse internet speeds

There’s a lot to consider when choosing an internet speed for your home. The end goal is to find the sweet spot—just the right bandwidth for your home setup. Get an idea of what certain speeds can do with the chart below.

Download speedRecommended activitiesConnected devicesStreaming resolution
12 MbpsEmail, banking, shopping, Wi-Fi, and light social media1–2360p
25 MbpsSocial media, music streaming, and occasional video streaming or video calls1–3480p
30 MbpsWorking from home, light HD video streaming, and light video calling1–4720p
50 MbpsHD video streaming, video conferencing, and light mobile gaming1–4720p
100 MbpsHousehold tasks, work, and entertainment on multiple devices1–5+1080p

Satellite internet gives you more

How often can you say your internet comes straight from space? Unlike other broadband services such as cable or fiber, a satellite internet connection is directly supplied by satellites orbiting the earth. The satellites transmit signals through the air; signals are much less likely to be interrupted by physical objects such as buildings and other infrastructure. 

Satellite internet also reaches farther, which is good news for those who live in more rural areas. Your satellite internet plan can handle vital tasks from day to day: pay bills, work from home, or connect with far-flung family members, all while experiencing a steadfast connection.

Viasat Browser

Get a better browsing experience with Viasat satellite internet. Reduce your network’s data usage, block unwanted ads and content, and streamline your web surfing with the browser’s Data Saver Mode. Viasat doesn’t let the little things hinder your day.

Viasat Shield

As technology advances, so do malware and viruses. Viasat Shield offers advanced, comprehensive protection for your home internet against potential danger. Add Viasat Shield to your plan at any time throughout your internet service.

Viasat EasyCare

Get the VIP treatment by adding Viasat EasyCare to your plan (at any time during your service for only $8.99 per month).2 It provides an extra layer of protection for your internet plan, not to mention priority customer support and assistance.

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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