Alvarado's high-speed Internet companies provide fast connectivity in a range of monthly subscription rates. Customers can also expect to pay a one-time activation fee. To gauge connectivity speed, 1 megabyte is the size of a small novel; 5 megabytes equals 30 seconds of broadcast quality video and 10 megabytes is equivalent to a minute of broadcast quality video, according to tech specialist and blogger, James Huggins.
The Hughes Net Basic Package offers speeds of 1 megabyte per second (Mbps). Their Power 150 high-speed Internet package runs at 1.5 Mbps and their Power 200 package runs at 2 Mbps of download speed. Each package at Hughes Net requires an equipment leasing fee.
Comcast Internet can be bundled with digital cable and phone services. Comcast high-speed Internet Powerboost offers speeds between 12 Mbps and 20 Mbps while their Xfinity high-speed Internet offers speeds up to 12 Mbps. The Blast Plan has download speeds of up to 20 Mbps. Customers can download photos and play music and watch TV online.
Consumers can bundle Qwest high-speed Internet with the company's home phone and or DirecTV services or just sign up for Internet service. The company offers several high-speed Internet packages. The Ultimate Start-up downloads at speeds to 1.5 Mbps; the Essential offers download speeds up to 7 Mpbs. The Advanced package offers speeds to 12 Mbps; the Extreme powers up to 20 Mbps; the Pro package provides speeds to 40 Mbps.
Verizon offers high-speed Internet in Alvarado with download speeds starting at .5 Mbps up to 15 Mbps. Verizon offers consumers two digital subscriber line (DSL) Internet packages. The High Speed Internet download provides speeds between .5 Mbps and 1 Mbps, speeds that suit casual users and is adequate for downloading photos and music. The High Speed Internet Enhanced service offers speeds up to 40Mbps and is recommended for heavy duty users and homes with several computers users.
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