Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DirecTV announces pricing, discount for ViaSat satellite Internet bundles

DirecTV recently revealed the pricing for its Exede satellite broadband bundle provided by ViaSat. In addition, it decided to promote its new high-speed satellite Internet service by implementing a $10 monthly discount across the board.

According to DirecTV, the monthly price for the 12 Mbps Exede satellite broadband service will be $39.99 for 10GB of data, $69.99 for 15GB, and $119.99 for 25GB.

The $10 discount will apply for the first half of a two-year contract. Customers will must sign up for the Exede satellite Internet bundle before January 31, 2013.

As a further incentive, DirecTV will also refund the $49.99 installation fee.

Satellite broadband companies generally impose data caps on customers' satellite Internet bundles. To compensate for those data caps, DirectTV will allow Exede users to access the Internet between midnight and 5 A.M. Using the Internet during such off-hours will not count against their data cap. This is best used to deal with any streaming needs such as Windows updates.