The pervasiveness of high-speed Internet has led to a variety of different forms of Internet access that can be used at home, not to mention myriad different providers for each format. Therefore a comparison of all the providers in a certain area, such as Poolville, Texas, can go a long way in finding a provider that meets both your budget and your Internet access needs.
The national provider CenturyLink offers high-speed DSL Internet in Poolville. DSL speeds range from 768 kilobits per second for the budget conscious up to 10 megabits per second for those who need substantial bandwidth on their home connection. Note, however, that the rates advertised only apply when bundled with home telephone and cable TV service. Should you opt for Internet service alone, rates will likely be higher.
Another major provider offering high-speed service in Poolville, Texas, is Verizon. Verizon offers high-speed Internet in two formats: DSL and their FIOS fiber-optic platform. DSL speeds clock in at around 1 megabit per second while the FIOS is much faster at up to 7 megabits per second (though still not as fast as the fastest speed offered by CenturyLink). Unlike CenturyLink, customers can order Internet service alone at the rates advertised rather than having to bundle Internet with other services.
Comcast offers cable modem high-speed Internet rather than DSL Internet service in Poolville, Texas. Advertised speeds range up to 12 megabits per second. Their Powerboost service can push speeds up to 15 megabits per second under certain conditions. Comcast also offers a do-it-yourself installation for tech-savvy customers or a traditional, professional installation for those would prefer not to have to install Internet equipment on their own.
Satellite Internet is a relatively new form of high-speed Internet access. Wildblue and other satellite Internet providers use satellite dish technology, not unlike satellite TV providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network, to deliver a high-speed Internet connection as an alternative to those providers that use a hard-wired cable to deliver data. Speeds and price quotes for Poolville are only available by calling WildBlue.