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Learn About WildBlue Internet

WildBlue Internet was the precursor to today’s Viasat residential high-speed satellite internet service. Now, Viasat and WildBlue are one in the same. While WildBlue still operates as a legacy satellite internet service, new WildBlue services are no longer available for purchase. But if you landed on this page looking for residential satellite internet, you're in the right place. Viasat offers a wide variety of high-speed internet plans for your home or business powered by its high-capacity satellite system.

What is WildBlue?

WildBlue satellite internet service began in 2004 with the launch of the WildBlue-1 satellite, which came online in 2005, powering high-speed internet for outlying areas in the United States. Viasat acquired WildBlue in 2009, accelerating the growth and expansion of available high-speed satellite internet services for both brands with the launch of the ViaSat-1 satellite in 2011. At the time it was acquired, WildBlue was one of the top twenty Internet Service Providers in the United States, with more than 400,000 subscribers.*

As of 2017, the WildBlue brand name was retired along with the Exede brand name, bringing all three services under the same Viasat banner. Viasat, Exede, and WildBlue have thrived by giving access to high-speed internet in outlying rural and suburban areas not served by the infrastructure of traditional DSL and cable internet providers. Viasat offers internet plans with speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas, and is rapidly expanding across the continental US.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Viasat?

Viasat Internet is a satellite internet Service Provider based in Carlsbad, CA. Viasat acquired WildBlue and integrated its technology and services in 2009. Viasat’s home and business internet services are available in areas often underserved by traditional internet providers, bringing high-speed internet to rural and outer suburban locations. Viasat high-speed internet’s territory covers 98% of the US population and is available in all fifty states.

Is WildBlue still available for purchase?

While WildBlue still exists as a legacy service for existing customers in some areas, new WildBlue services are not available for purchase. Instead, you can purchase packages with upgraded speeds and capabilities through Viasat.

What internet speeds are available through Viasat?

For business customers, Viasat offers 35 Mbps metered broadband high-speed internet service. For residential customers, Viasat has four plans that offer different download speeds. The four Viasat plans available, with speeds depending upon service area, include the following:

  • Unlimited Bronze 12, with download speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Unlimited Silver 25, with download speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Unlimited Gold 50, with download speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Unlimited Platinum 100, with download speeds up to 100 Mbps (not available in all areas)

What does unlimited data from Viasat mean?

In the past, satellite internet providers instituted a monthly data allowance for customers to maintain network speeds. That’s not the case with Viasat, where unlimited data is truly that. There’s no monthly data allowance, and the data used doesn’t affect your service speeds (except when the network is congested). Rather than a data allowance or data cap, each plan has a data usage threshold. Once you reach the threshold, Viasat may prioritize your data usage behind other customers during busy times.

Which Viasat plans are available in my area?

Find out which plans are available in your service area by visiting our plans and pricing page and entering your zip code.

Customer Reviews


I’ve been very happy with Viasat Internet service and the contact people when I need to speak to someone…see more » 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!


I was with the big cable company for internet for decades and moved to the country where they don’t do…see more » 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.


I have been an Exede (Viasat) customer for 5.5 months with NO issues. We are happy with the service we have…see more » 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!