Viasat delivers more data
Viasat satellite internet speeds vary widely from one plan to another, but the biggest difference you’ll actually experience between plans is varying amounts of data.
Satellite plans give you a set amount of “priority data” each month, which is the way they prevent over usage. Priority data is full speed data—which you should be getting at the speed you’re paying for. But when you run out of your monthly allotment of priority data, your speeds could be slowed way down for the rest of the month. Speeds are often throttled down to 1–3 Mbps, which will make a big difference in your internet experience.
To avoid slowing, we recommend getting a package with ample data and then monitoring your data throughout the month. Viasat makes data monitoring fairly painless with the Viasat app.
Last year, Viasat doubled the data allowance on many plans, making Viasat the best choice for satellite service for most families. Viasat plans now offer up to six times as much data as similarly-priced HughesNet plans. This generous data allowance is the biggest reason we recommend Viasat over any other satellite provider—because running out of data just really stinks, and we know how easy it is to run through data while streaming. Yes, Netflix, we’re looking at you again.
Compare the data on these similarly priced satellite internet plans. Viasat’s plans give you four to six times as much data as the top-tier HughesNet internet plan delivers.