These days, more people than ever work from home. Viasat offers two great options to keep remote workers connected: Liberty plans for those who occasionally work from home, and Viasat Business plans for customers who work from home a lot or run their own business.
Liberty Residential Plans
Speed: Up to 12 Mbps download speed (25 Mbps in some areas)
Data Allowance: 10, 18, or 30 GB per month options
You get a set amount of Priority Data each month. After you've reached your data allowance, your service is slowed.
Pricing: Fixed monthly rate with no overage fees.
Installation fee: Varies
Equipment lease fee: $9.99 per month
Persistent IP address included: No
Choose a Liberty Residential Plan if:
Viasat Business Plans
Speed: Up to 15 Mbps download speed
Data Allowance: 20, 50, 100, or 200 GB per month options
No set data limits. Service is never slowed. You will be charged for additional data usage beyond your allowance.
Pricing: Fixed monthly rate. Additional fees for usage beyond your plan's data allowance.
Installation fee: $299
Equipment lease fee: Included
Persistent IP address included: Yes - up to 3 IPs
Choose a Viasat Business Plan if:
Some VPNs work well with Viasat, while others run slowly or don't work at all. "SSL"-based VPNs -- which work off a web browser and not special software -- often work just fine. If you need to use a VPN on Viasat, you should consult with your company's IT department before ordering. Better yet, visit the showroom of one of our local dealers and test it out yourself.
Consider Viasat Business. It's got all the speed and data you need. Just be sure you get a big enough plan if you plan on watching video regularly - video services such as Hulu and Netflix can use up a lot of data!
Unfortunately, it's not easy to change from Liberty to Business (or vice versa). New equipment is required, and there are additional charges. We recommend you do a careful analysis of your needs and pick the right level of service from the start. This is especially true if you do a lot of work from home.
However, it is easy to switch from one Business Plan to another. For example, if you subscribe to the Viasat Business 20 plan and it turns out the Viasat Business 50 plan is a better fit for your usage, changing to Viasat Business 50 is a snap.