High-Speed Internet in Hobbs, New Mexico

by Mary Burgess

Hobbs is located in Lea County in southeast New Mexico near the Texas border. For high-speed Internet service, residents can select from satellite, DSL and broadband. HughesNet and WildBlue offer satellite Internet service. Both companies let you lease their satellite equipment. HughesNet offers an option to purchase the equipment instead of leasing it. Windstream and Qwest offer DSL service delivered through your phone line. U.S. Cable offers broadband service delivered through a cable connection.

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HughesNet

HughesNet provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Hobbs. Download speeds are from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 200 Kbps to 300 Kbps. Download allowances are from 200 to 400 MB. A download allowance is the amount of data you can download in a rolling 24-hour period before HughesNet lowers your speed temporarily. You can either purchase or lease the equipment, which has a 24-month limited warranty. HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service includes from 5 to 10 email accounts, spam and virus filtering, a personalized start page, technical support, professional installation of a satellite antenna and an HN9000 modem.

Windstream

Windstream provides high-speed DSL Internet service to Hobbs through a broadband connection. Download speeds are from 3 Mbps to 12 Mbps. The service includes 5 email addresses, each one with 1 GB of storage, access to ESPN3.com and technical support. A security package, home networking and online backup are optional. Greenstreak high-speed Internet is another name for Windstream high-speed DSL service.

WildBlue

WildBlue provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Hobbs with download speeds from 512 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds of 126 Kbps to 26 Kbps. File transfer speeds are up to 30 times faster than file transfer speeds of dial-up Internet service. WildBlue sets a threshold for the amount of data you can download or upload in a 30-day rolling period before WildBlue reduces your speed temporarily. Download thresholds are from 7,500 MB to 17,000 MB. Upload thresholds are from 2,300 MB to 5,000 MB. WildBlue high-speed satellite Internet service includes professional installation of a 26-inch mini-dish and modem, anti-virus and anti-spyware software and from 5 to 10 email addresses.

U.S. Cable

U.S. Cable provides high-speed broadband Internet service to Hobbs through a cable connection with downstream speeds from 512 Kbps to 12 Mbps and upstream speeds from 128 Kbps to 2 Mbps. Speeds are up to 14 times faster than dial-up Internet service. U.S. Cable high-speed Internet service includes from 3 to 10 email accounts.

Qwest

Qwest provides high-speed DSL Internet service to Hobbs through a fiber-optic network. However, service is not available at all addresses in Hobbs. Downstream connection speeds are from 1.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps. Upstream connection speed is 896 Kbps. Speeds are up to 125 times faster than dial-up Internet service. Qwest high-speed DSL Internet service includes an installation kit, virus protection, parental controls, 2 GB of email storage and technical support.

About the Author

Mary Burgess has over 30 years experience as a writer. She wrote manuals and online help for software products and edited educational documents for online courses offered by a nonprofit organization. Burgess has a Bachelor of Science in Latin from the University of Memphis.

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