High-Speed Internet Options for Colorado Springs

by Mary Burgess

Residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado, have several options for high-speed Internet service. Qwest offers DSL service through your phone line. Falcon Broadband and Comcast offer broadband service through a cable connection to your home. WildBlue and HughesNet offer satellite service. Both companies let you lease the equipment. HughesNet offers an option to purchase it instead.

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Falcon Broadband

Falcon Broadband (falconbroadband.net) provides high-speed broadband Internet service to Colorado Springs through a fiber network or through a cable. Download speed is 6 Mbps. Upload speed is 1 Mbps. You can upgrade to a download speed of 10 Mbps and an upload speed of 2 Mbps or to a download speed of 15 Mbps and an upload speed of 5 Mbps. If you receive service through a cable, you can supply and set up your own cable modem, or you can lease one from Falcon, and Falcon will set it up for you. If you receive service through a fiber network, you do not need a cable modem. Service includes access to ESPN3.com.

Qwest

Qwest (qwest.com) provides high-speed DSL Internet service to Colorado Springs. Download speeds are from 1.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps, which is up to 125 times faster than dial-up Internet service. Upload speed is 896 Kb. Qwest DSL Internet service includes an installation kit, 2 GB of email storage, parental controls, virus protection and technical support.

Comcast

Comcast (comcast.com) provides high-speed XFinity Internet service to Colorado Springs through a broadband cable connection. Download speeds are from 12 Mbps to 50 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps. Comcast Internet service includes a security suite, up to seven email accounts, 10 GB of storage and live sports.

WildBlue

WildBlue (wildblue.com) provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Colorado Springs. Download speeds are from 512 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 128 Kbps to 256 Kbps. Speeds are up to 30 times faster than the speed of dial-up Internet service. Download thresholds are from 7,500 MB to 17,000 MB. Upload thresholds are from 128 Kbps to 256 Kbps. A threshold is a limit on how much data you can download or upload in a 30-day rolling period before WildBlue lowers your speed temporarily. WildBlue satellite Internet service includes anti-virus and anti-spyware software, up to 10 email addresses and professional installation of a 26-inch mini-dish and modem that you will lease from WildBlue.

HughesNet

HughesNet (hughesnet.com) provides high-speed satellite Internet service to Colorado Springs. Download speeds are from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps. Upload speeds are from 200 Kbps to 300 Kbps. Download allowances are from 200 MB to 400 MB. A download allowance is the amount of data you can download in a 24-hour rolling period before HughesNet lowers your speed temporarily. You can lease or purchase the equipment, an antenna and an HN9000 which a professional will install for you. HughesNet satellite Internet service includes a 24-month limited warranty on the equipment, up to 10 email accounts, spam and virus filtering 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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