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Learn about WildBlue internet

WildBlue is now Viasat internet service, with speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas.

What is WildBlue?

Launched in 2004, WildBlue was a satellite internet provider that brought broadband speeds to remote areas in the United States. By 2009, WildBlue had grown to be one of the top 20 internet service providers in the United States, with more than 400,000 subscribers.

That same year, looking to add new satellite internet areas to its service, Viasat acquired WildBlue. The merger, combined with Viasat’s high-capacity satellite technology, made it possible for thousands more families to get high-speed satellite internet services in rural neighborhoods.

In 2017, Viasat retired the name Wildblue and stopped offering new WildBlue satellite internet service plans. However, to serve loyal customers who already had WildBlue, Viasat continues operating legacy plans—not to mention offers serious speed upgrades to customers who want more from their satellite internet.

Upgrade to Viasat speeds

For decades, Viasat and WildBlue have brought high-speed internet access to suburban and rural areas not served by traditional DSL and cable internet providers. And the progress continues! Viasat is still rapidly expanding across the continental US. Upgrade your legacy WildBlue service, or order new Viasat service, for these benefits:

  • Speeds as fast as 100 Mbps in select areas

  • Unlimited data with no overage fees

  • Integrated Wi-Fi for all your devices

  • Bundle with unlimited phone calls to US and Canada


Unlimited 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.

How does Viasat work?

Viasat works by sending radio waves from internet servers to the Viasat network of satellites and back again. These radio waves carry the digital data that make up the text in your emails, the links you click to shop online, and the photos you load on Instagram.

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What is WildBlue internet?

WildBlue was a satellite internet provider that Viasat purchased in 2009. Viasat continued offering new WildBlue internet subscriptions until retiring the name in 2017, all while incrementally upgrading service plans and speeds.

What is Viasat?

Viasat internet is a satellite internet service provider based in Carlsbad, California. During its tenure, Viasat has acquired several smaller satellite brands, including Exede and WildBlue internet services, to make high-speed internet access more consistent in rural areas of the mainland US.

Today, Viasat’s high-speed internet territory covers 98% of the US population and reaches many areas left behind by traditional internet providers.

How does Viasat satellite internet work?

Viasat works by sending radio waves back and forth between internet servers on land and Viasat satellites hovering in space.

These radio waves carry the digital data that make up the links you click while shopping online, the messages you email to coworkers, and the photos you load on Instagram.

Learn more about satellite technology

Customer reviews

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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