How much is Viasat Business internet service?
With Viasat, you can choose from unlimited data plans or metered plans. Unlimited data plans start at $175 per month and metered data plans start at $80 per month.
Remember to pay attention to your company’s data usage each month if you’re going with a metered plan. The metered data plans look inexpensive at first glance, but they come with very little data, which means you’ll pay steep overage fees if you go over the data cap.
Metered data plans can end up costing you a lot in additional data costs. Once you reach your data cap, you’ll pay $3 to $10 per GB of additional data. For instance, the 10 GB plan looks like a good deal at $80 per month—but it comes with only 10 GB of data. If you select this plan and then your business uses 90 GB of additional data in a busy month, you’ll pay up to $900 in data overage charges (depending on your plan). For this reason, we recommend an unlimited plan for most businesses.
With an unlimited Viasat plan, you won’t have to worry about varying internet costs each month. Unlimited plans do have a soft data threshold limit, but that’s not the same thing as having a data cap. Once you reach the soft data threshold limit, you may experience slowed internet speeds, but you won’t be charged anything extra. Your business can continue using data at possibly reduced speeds at no additional cost. So, if you run a bed and breakfast and you happen to have a few guests who are internet hogs, they won’t be able to ring up a $900 data overage charge.
Just know that slower internet speeds will work for sending and receiving emails with customers and suppliers, but video conferencing, transferring large files, or streaming video will be more difficult.