If you want to join the world of high speed broadband Internet, Grande Communication's fiber optic network provides lightning-fast connections of up to 110 Mbps for both home and business.
Grande was started in San Marcos, Texas, in 1999. Today they provide fast Internet connections in San Marcos, Dallas, Odessa, Waco, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, connecting more than 150,000 customers across the state.
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Like some of the major national Internet companies, Grande offersseveral tiers of service for different needs.
Starter: At 3 Mbps, you're not going to be breaking any speed records, but this connection is more than 50 times as fast as dial-up. Perfect for sending emails or checking your bank account from home.
Express: 10 Mbps means you can stream music and YouTube without hiccups.
Power: It's not the top speed offered, but at 30 Mbps, this is a fast connection. If you're interested in watching Netflix or playing games, this might be a great step-up.
Unleashed: A 65 Mbps connection is not to be sneezed at. This is fast; perfect if you want to share your connection with your whole house.
Peak: A top download speed of 110 Mbps is incredibly fast. Movies, games, musicwith a connection this fast, the possibilities are unlimited.
For business owners, Grande also offers the fast, reliable connections that are a necessity to the modern business. Grande offers everything from a basic connection to a ultra-fast Gigabit Internet for major companies.
Small business can get a boost with connection speeds of up to 80 Mbps, with up to 8 static IP addresses for hosting your own site or your own mail server. Throw in phone and cable bundles, and you'll have everything you need.
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If you want to be able to use your computer from anywhere in the house, or if you're simply tired of having too many wires at your desk, home Wi-Fi networking is available from Grande. For a small fee, Grande will provide everything you need to set up a wireless network.
With a Wi-Fi connection, you won't need to plug any cables into your computer to get online, and it's that much easier to share your connection with other people.
All home Internet connections come with access to ESPN 3. From this site, you can watch any game you want, streaming live over the Internet. With thousands of games streaming every year, you can be sure to never miss a game.
To help protect you from whatever might be lurking on the Internet, Grande offers free security software with most of their connections.
The Bottom Line
Super fast connections with extras like ESPN? TV bundles with more than 150 channels and TiVo? Grande may be the best little ISP in Texas.