BroadBand Services in the Rio Grande Valley
Broadband in The Rio Grande Valley is not as new as it used to be. More people are flocking to it like never before. Part of the slow start was just due to availability for the product. As more infrastructures are put into the valley, the more this service continues to grow for two reasons. First, the cost of Broadband is getting lower. It is becoming as cheap or inexpensive as most dial ups. Second, the service is just better. Some people that live outside the city limits may think it’s not possible to have Broadband. However, in this article we are going to provide options for everyone to have Broadband.
Roadrunner Broadband service by Time Warner Cable is the most available to everyone in the Rio Grande Valley. If you have the ability to have Time Warner Cable for your TV, then you can have internet access through them. The current price I have been quoted is $29.99 for the first 12 months. Then it rises to $53.99 a month. With taxes, I was previously paying a total of $58 for internet service. There max download speed is 50 MBPS. This is the company I would go with for Internet.
AT&T also offers DSL, but at a better rate. Their current monthly rate can be as low as $14.99 with a download speed up to 768 kbps. If you pay $34.99 a month you can receive download speeds up to 6.0 mbps. As far as price goes AT&T will usually win. However, from personal experience I would not recommend it. I had trouble any time it rained, my speed was never what it should have been no matter how many times I called and the customer service is a living nightmare.
Rioplex Broadband is a wireless option for internet in The Rio Grande Valley. This option has many plans and options. The lowest plan starts at $49.99 with a 500 kbps download speed. The max download is 1.5 mbps at $69.99 per month.
Now, for the people who think broadband is not available to them in the Rio Grande Valley. WildBlue offers internet service by Satellite. That’s cool. The packages are expensive and have a cap on the amount of data you can use. This should be used as a last resort.
No matter which company you go with, I would recommend using a 3rd party retail. Quite often they can offer better specials to customer in order to keep them competitive.
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