There are three residential satellite internet providers in the US: Viasat, HughesNet, and Starlink. Viasat internet, on average, is about $27.00 more per month than HughesNet internet and has a worse customer service reception, but Viasat does have faster speeds and larger data caps a higher.
The average price of a Viasat plan after the promo period is $129.08, while the average price for HughesNet internet is $102.49. Starlink currently offers only one plan with limited availability for $99.00 per month.
The average download speed of a satellite internet service plan is 31 Mbps. This may not seem that fast, but it’s actually pretty good (25 Mbps is considered broadband by the FCC). Unless you live with a lot of people who all stream at the same time, it should be plenty of speed for everyday tasks.
Also, keep in mind that this average speed is a little skewed by the fact that HughesNet’s plans max out at 25 Mbps. For context, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) considers a broadband connection to be 25 Mbps or higher, so you’ll be right on the line but still hanging with the broadband crew.
If you want more speed than that, Viasat offers plans up to 100 Mbps. You’ll just have to check speed availability in your area (and pay a little more) to get it.