High Speed Internet in Hernando, FL

by Myles Ellison

High-speed Internet is available to residents of Hernando, Florida, in DSL, broadband and satellite forms. Providers offer 24/7 customer support, a wide range of upload and download speeds and various numbers of email accounts with multiple gigabyte ranges of storage. One-year contracts apply to all Internet services, as well as early cancellation fees. The prices range with various packages and the option to bundle telephone and Internet services exists.

DSL

Brighthouse Networks and AT&T; provide high-speed DSL Internet packages to residents of Hernando, Florida. Brighthouse provides download speeds from 10 to 40 Mbps and upload speeds from 1 to 5 Mbps. AT&T;'s download speeds range from 768 Kbps to 6 Mbps and upload speeds range from 128 to 512 Kbps. Brighthouse includes either 10 or 25 email accounts with 2 or 5 GB of space for mailbox storage. AT&T; provides 11 email accounts with 500 MB of storage space per account. Both services can be bundled with telephone service. Brighthouse's packages come with one-year service agreements, early cancellation fees and include equipment fees. AT&T;'s packages can come contract-free or with a one-year contract, depending on which service is selected.

Satellite

Comcast and Wild Blue offer high-speed satellite Internet to Hernando, Florida. Comcast provides download speeds ranging from 1.5 to 16 Mbps with upload speeds from 384 Kbps to 3 Mbps while WildBlue features download speeds ranging from 512 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps. Comcast comes with seven email accounts with 10 GB each, an Internet security package and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Wild Blue includes either five or 10 email addresses with 7 GB of email storage. Internet can be bundled with television or phone services. Both include spam and virus filtering, 24/7 technical support, a one-year contract and early cancellation fee apply. Wild Blue's equipment comes with a limited warranty.

Broadband

Cox offers high-speed broadband Internet to Hernando, Florida, at download speeds from 3 to 25 Mbps and varying price ranges. Cox service gives customers the option to bundle television and telephone services. Its Internet services will fit the needs of those who simply email to those who stream television shows. High-speed Internet packages include one-year contracts and early cancellation fees.

Considerations

Review each company's fine print before purchasing any Internet package. Consider your Internet use needs and select a package accordingly. For example, if email and web surfing are your primary use for the Internet, you may want to pay less and select a package with slower download speeds. Conversely, if you use the Internet for streaming video, a quicker download connection speed may be right for you.

About the Author

Based in Providence, R.I., Myles Ellison has been writing professionally since 2007. He has published work in the "MCLA Beacon" and "Tourism Review International." In 2010, Ellison began profiling small-business owners while working on a street revitalization project. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, concentrating in English, journalism and anthropology.

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