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WildBlue internet is now Viasat

Shop Viasat for faster satellite speeds in rural and suburban areas.

How WildBlue internet service became Viasat

In 2009, Viasat acquired the 5-year-old satellite internet startup WildBlue, extending Viasat and WildBlue internet access to even more rural US neighborhoods. Viasat gradually consolidated the two internet services and retired the WildBlue satellite internet name fully in 2017.

Today, Viasat offers serious speed upgrades to WildBlue users—and residents all over the continental US who want more from their satellite internet.

Why switch from WildBlue internet service to Viasat?

For decades, Viasat and WildBlue internet services have brought high-speed internet to rural and outer suburban customers that can’t get the time of day from DSL or cable companies.

Today, Viasat continues that work by upgrading speeds, dropping data fees, and expanding access to even more ZIP codes. Order new Viasat service, or replace your legacy WildBlue internet plan, to get more from your satellite internet:

  • Faster speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas

  • Unlimited data with no overage fees3

  • Wider availability in the continental US

  • Unlimited calls to the US and Canada with Viasat Voice

Upgrade to Viasat speeds

WildBlue internet speeds max out around 30 Mbps, and the plans come with overage fees when you use too much data. By contrast, Viasat unlimited internet offers max speeds of 50 or even 100 Mbps in select areas and no extra data fees, ever.3

WildBlue customers, test your WildBlue internet speed to see what you’re working with now—and imagine all you could do if you switched to Viasat.

Viasat speedRecommended activities
12 MbpsEmail, banking, shopping, Wi-Fi, and light social media
25 MbpsSocial media, music streaming, and occasional video calls
30 MbpsWorking from home, light HD streaming, and light video calls
50 MbpsHD video streaming, conferencing, and light mobile gaming
100 MbpsAll the above for a household of 5+ devices

Frequently asked questions

About Viasat and WildBlue internet services

About

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

Viasat and WildBlue internet 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 standard installation fee may be charged at the time of the sale. Minimum 24-month service term. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds and streaming video quality are “up to,” are not guaranteed, and will vary. Service 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.

3Depending on the specific unlimited data service plan available at your location, after you use the following amount of High-Speed Data, you will continue to receive unlimited data (referred to as “Standard Data”); however, Viasat may prioritize Standard Data behind other customers during network congestion, which will result in slower speeds: Basic 12 (15 GB); Bronze 12 (35 GB, 40 GB or 80 GB); Silver 12 (45 GB); Gold 12 (65 GB); Bronze 25 (35 GB); Silver 25 (60 GB, 100 GB or 120 GB); Gold 30 (100 GB or 200 GB); Gold 50 (100 GB or 200 GB), Platinum 30 (150 GB ), Platinum 50 (150 GB) and Platinum 100 (150 GB or 300 GB). Streaming video quality is “up to,” will vary and is not guaranteed.

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