Learn about WildBlue Internet
WildBlue is now Viasat internet service, with speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas.
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.
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.
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.More on satellite technology
Viasat Internet is a satellite internet service provider based in Carlsbad, California. 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 areas and outer suburban locations. Viasat’s high-speed internet territory covers 98% of the US population and is available in the mainland United States.
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.
For business customers, Viasat offers 35 Mbps metered broadband high-speed internet service. For residential customers, Viasat has six plans that offer varying download speeds. The six Viasat plans available, with speeds depending upon service area, include the following:
In the past, satellite internet providers instituted a monthly data allowance for customers to maintain network speeds, and if you exceeded that allowance, they charged you overage fees. That’s not the case with Viasat unlimited internet. Rather than a data allowance or data cap, each plan has a data usage threshold. Once you reach the threshold, Viasat prioritizes your data usage behind other customers until your billing cycle restarts. With no overage fees, you can use the internet freely without a shock to your budget.
Find out which plans are available in your service area by visiting our plans and pricing page and entering your ZIP code.
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!