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Choice 30

More family options

Choice 30 is the second package from Viasat and probably the best value of all the "Choice" plans. As such, it's a solid mix of download speed and data allowance, all at a reasonable price ($69.99/mo for 3 months, $99.99 thereafter). Similar to the other four packages, Choice 30 has no true data cap but your speed can decrease after 100 GB/month (depending on the total usage in your area).

With download speeds up to 30 Mbps, Choice 30 is a solid plan for a bousehold of about 5 people. And that's if they're all actively online at the same time. If not, it can accommodate quite a few more.

Choice 30
30 Mbps
$69.99 /mo
Save $30/mo for 3 months ($90 total)
Regular: $99.99
  • Download: 30 Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 3 Mbps
  • Data Allowance: 100 GB /mo
    • - stream/download any time of day
    • - after 100 GB, you're slowed at times
  • Contract: 2 years
  • Up-front fees: $0
Plan Review

Compared to Choice 25 (the next smaller plan) you get 5 more Mbps of speed and 40 Gb of extra data... for $30 more per month. That's a pretty good deal and worth the upgrade if you need the bump in specs. That extra speed and data roughly equates to two average users or one heavy user (constant streaming, etc). So, go with Choice 30 if you have about a handful of members in your household, and at least a couple are heavy internet users.

Being satellite internet, just about everyone in the continental U.S. potentially has access to Viasat Exede and Choice 30. Most folks are guaranteed 30 Mbps but call the number listed to confirm. With regard to the monthly 100 GB data allowance, if you do exceed it, your speed could decrease to 1-3 Mbps. It'll reset back to 30 Mbps at the start of your next billing cycle.

PERFECT FOR: a large household that streams on 3-5 devices at a time.

Other Viasat Exede packages

As mentioned, Choice 30 is the middle of the 5 packages (only Gold 50 and Platinum 100 are bigger). Viasat lets you change plans without fee or penalty so you can adjust as needed. See all the plans below:

Price after 3 mths
Data Cap
25 Mbps
60 Gb
Choice 30
30 Mbps
100 Gb
Choice 40
40 Mbps
150 Gb
50 Mbps
300 Gb

Total Cost: Choice 30

Here's the full cost breakdown for the Choice 30 plan, including receiver, installation and other misc. monthly charges. Keep in mind state or local governments can add additional charges to your bill. The set-up below assumes you're using your own modem (which we recommend). Otherwise, you'll pay an additional $12.99/mo to lease one from Viasat.

The current Viasat deal gives you a $30 discount off this plan for 3 months. After 3 months, you'll pay $99.99/mo and that price will be locked in for 2 full years.

First Bill
Viasat Gold 50
Fee depends on area
$0 - $99
Modem / Router
Bring your own
  • Free installation
  • $30 off for 3 months
$0 - $99

Frequently Asked Questions

If Choice 30 doesn't work for, how soon after installation can I change?

Right away. Call anytime you feel it's not working out and your plan will get changed and bill prorated. Unless you're downgrading plans, it's best to keep an eye on your data usage before you upgrade.

Do I have to commit to 2-year contract with Viasat to get Choice 30?

Yes. With any Viasat Exede plan, a 2-year contract is required (there's a fair investment cost on their end to hook everything up so it's somewhat understandable).

Will I still get charged if they can't find a line-of-sight to the satellite?

If the installation technician can't find a strong enough signal due to trees, mountains, etc. (rare situation these days), there'll be no charge for the visit.

Where to find this package

The Choice 30 plan is always priced at the lowest rate possible at the official site:

Bronze 12 Special
Expires: soon!
  • ONLY $49.99/mo during intro offer, then $69.99/mo
  • Download speeds of up to 12 Mbps
  • Unlimited Data (may be throttled above 80 GB/mo)
  • Perfect plan for 1-2 people
  • STREAM up to 4 devices without issue
  • Note: prices are locked in for 2 full years
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Next-day installation available? Yes.
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ViasatCompany ProfileFounded: 1986
Services: Internet, Phone

For nearly 4 decades, Viasat (Exede) has been a leader in rural satellite internet and phone.

Our Viasat rating: 97/100

If you live in the country or, for whatever reason, don't have a traditional internet provider in your area, Viasat is an excellent option. Gone are the days of snail-like satellite internet. Viasat/Exede has new satellites in the sky and updated tech to match. The end result is dramatically improved download speeds (up to 100 Mbps).

With over 750,000 customers, we consider them the best non-wired internet option available. If cable, fiber or fixed wireless internet aren't viable options, give Viasat a serious look.

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