Unlimited Bronze 12 Plan

First Unlimited Option

Compared to the Exede Liberty plans, Unlimited works better for folks that need more bandwidth during the day and, in general, want more flexibility with their streaming/downloading. With Liberty, once you hit your monthly data cap, your speeds are usually slowed down for the rest of the month (1-5 Mbps). With Unlimited Bronze 12, for example, you get 40 GB of data at a speed of 12 Mbps. If you exceed 40 GB, your speed could be prioritized behind other customers during extremely high usage times. However, those speeds will still be quite high and you may not even notice a differene (i.e., much faster than the 1-5 Mbps with Liberty). Even better, your speed is likely to jump back up to 12 Mbps later that night and for the majority of the rest of the month.

12 Mpbs
$50 /mo
Regular: $70
  • Download: 12 Mbps
  • Upload: Up to 3 Mbps
  • Data Allowance: 40 GB /mo
    • - stream/download any time of day
    • - after 40 GB, you're slowed at times
  • Contract: 2 years
  • Up-front fees: $0
Plan Details

As mentioned above, Unlimited plans give you quite a bit more freedom than Liberty. With Liberty, large downloads are better off scheduled during the "Free Zones" in the middle of the night (where bandwidth didn't count against your cap). With the Unlimited Bronze 12 package, stream and download at anytime, no need to wait. Bronze 12 is the starter Unlimted package with a 40 GB/mo cap. That's generally plenty for a family of around 2-4 (including Youtube junkies :). Speeds of 12 Mbps let you stream more than 2 movies at the same time, without buffering or a loss in quality (very large TVs may slow you down however). If your household often streams content on more than 3 devices at a time or has very large TVs, you may want to consider the next plan, Unlimited Silver 25.

PERFECT FOR: a mid-size family that streams content on up to 2-3 devices at a time.

Other Viasat packages

Note that all Liberty plans feature "Liberty Pass" which lets you continue to surf at acceptable speeds (1-5 Mbps) even after you exceed your monthly allowance. After you hit your cap, Unlimited Viasat plans throttle you when internet usage is high in your area.

Price after 3 mths
Data Cap After cap, your speeds will likely be reduced to 1-3 Mbps
Liberty 50
50 Mbps
75 Gb
Unlimited Silver 25
25 Mpbs
60 Gb
Unlimited Gold 30
30 Mpbs
100 Gb
Unlimited Platinum 100
100 Mpbs
150 Gb

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Unlimited Bronze 12 plan have a Liberty Pass too?

No. Liberty Pass is restricted to the Liberty plans only. With all Unlimited packages, surf or stream at anytime, without penalty of restriction.

What if I keep hitting my 40 GB cap?

During heavy congestion (usually around 6-9 PM), your bandwidth may occassionally drop from 12 Mbps to <10 Mbps. At all other times, you'll be at 12 Mbps. If the difference makes a difference, you can upgrade at any time with no fee or penalty.

Can I get a month-to-month contract instead?

Currently, no. Since setup and activation of Viasat/Exede requires a bit more time than with cable/fiber, all plans require a 2 year contract (you can break it for a small penalty, depending on how much time is left)

We have 2 big screen TVs, will this plan work?

Probably not. Unlimited Brownze 12 works great for small TVs, smartphones and tablets. One big screen TV will likely be fine but any more and you'll probably get some buffering or quality issues.

Where to find this package

The Unlimited Bronze 12 plan is always priced at the lowest rate possible at the official site:
Unlimited Bronze 12
  • ONLY $50/mo during intro offer, then $75/mo
  • Download speeds of up to 12 Mbps
  • Unlimited Data (may be throttled above 40 GB/mo)
  • Perfect plan for 1-2 people
  • STREAM up to 4 devices without issue
  • Note(s): this is Viasat's most popular plan 3 yrs running
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