The installation process is quick and easy.
A certified professional technician will install the equipment and activate the Viasat Internet service at your location.
The satellite dish is about 30 in. wide x 28 in. high and can be easily mounted on your roof, on an outside wall of your home, or on a pole in the ground.
If your equipment installation requires a non-standard option, there may be additional charges at the time of installation. For example, an installer may charge up to $75 for a pole mount.
A cable from the dish connects to the modem, which connects to your computer.
Installations typically take 2-3 hours.
Viasat customers cannot install their own satellite dishes. Installation requires a trained technician to make sure that the dish is pointed at the satellite accurately and to verify that all connections are properly made.
A Viasat-certified technician will discuss site requirements with you, such as a clear line of site to the southern sky, and will help you choose the best location for the dish. Someone over the age of 18 must be present during installation.
The main equipment you need for Viasat Internet is an official Viasat satellite dish, transceiver and bracket assembly, a Viasat internet modem, and the related cables and hardware. This equipment is supplied by Viasat and will need to be returned at the end of your contract.
Before scheduling an installation, you will need to check your landlord or homeowner’s association (HOA) to see if they allow the Viasat satellite dish The Viasat dish is governed by the FCC Over-the-Air Reception Devices (“OTARD”) Rule. The Viasat dish has the same classification as other residential dishes like satellite television dishes. It can usually be mounted on your home unless your landlord or HOA specifically prohibits dishes of any kind.