MB Link - Your Hometown Gigabit Fiber Network
When you turn on the tap, the water just works. That's what Mont Belvieu residents want from their internet service too; a broadband fiber network that meets today's digital demands. That's no small task, but the City of Mont Belvieu has listened to our residents and committed the resources to make MB Link, Texas' first municipally owned and operated gigabit internet utility, a reality.
MB Link provides everyone in the city with the opportunity to access blazing fast gigabit internet service at a price that's cheaper than most national providers. And, there are no data caps; you do what you want when you want in your digital world.
So, whether you're streaming a movie with your family, browsing the web, connecting your home, running your business, or just checking email, you'll have the confidence that comes with your other city utilities; it just works.
MB Link - Mont Belvieu's gigabit fiber network. It's hometown internet at the speed of life.
HOMETOWN INTERNET AT THE SPEED OF LIFE
When you're online, speed is everything. And with MB Link, you'll be able to do a lot more in a fraction of the time; You'll be able to stream—without buffering—at least 5 high-definition videos (1080p) simultaneously... and still have enough bandwidth to email and surf the web; You can transfer data over the internet faster than you can write data to a thumb drive; Your data will download as fast as most computers can save it to the hard drive. You'll stop waiting and get back to living with MB Link.
Here are just a few ways a gig connection (1000 Mbps) will improve your digital life:
- 1 song (4 minutes, 4 megabyte ) = almost instant
- Web video (5 minutes, 30 megabyte ) = almost instant
- 9-hour audiobook (110 megabyte ) = 1 second
- 45-minute HDTV show (600 megabyte ) = 5 seconds
- 2-hour HD movie (4.5 gigabyte ) = 38 seconds
- Archiving 10 gigabyte of various files = 1 minute 25 seconds (all speeds calculated with download-time)
Internet At The Speed Of Home
Whether it's a video chat with family far away, downloading movies and music, or playing the next great game, you'll never have to worry. MB Link provides the speed and bandwidth a modern family needs to keep everyone connected at a price that's better than the national providers. You'll have the speed you need for just $75 a month*. And, that $75 is all in - your monthly service and your gigabit gateway router. Plus, you'll have the convenience of having it all in your monthly City of Mont Belvieu utility bill. It's just that easy!
Please Note: You MUST live within the city limits of Mont Belvieu to be eligible for MB Link service.
Becoming an MB Link customer is simple. Just visit our Bill Pay to get started; give us a little information, you'll pay $150 (that's $75 for your deposit** and a $75 installation fee***), and you're on your way. Service rollout is going on now and will continue through September as the network brings neighborhoods throughout the city online. Have questions? We're here for you. Just call 844-4MB-LINK and we'll get you the answers you need.
*Plus applicable mandated taxes and fees.
**$75 deposit to be applied to final bill upon termination of MB Link service.
***$75 Basic Installation - The majority of our customers will be covered by our basic installation which includes the following: External - direct bury fiber from handhold to residence up to 100 feet, standard borings, installation of tracer, installation of PVC or conduit, installation of fiber transition terminal, restoration of grounds. Internal - wall penetration and seal, 100 ft. fiber pull to central location, ONT/router installation, UPS battery backup installation, installer configuration of equipment, perform a hardwired speed test. A site survey, both internal and external, is included with basic installation. Please note: A "No Show" (customer not home at the time of appointment) or a "No Access" (locked gate or other impediments to necessary access) will result in an assessed fee.
Internet At The Speed Of Business
Meeting the digital demands of today's business world can be daunting. But, MB Link has no data caps or throttling like you see with the national providers, so your data will flow fast! That means your business can keep moving and your customers will stay happy.
MB Link makes financial sense as well. Our data rates and pricing ensure you get exactly what you need and can grow your service along with your business.
Small Business Rates
100 megabits per second, down/50 megabits per second, up = $100/mo.
300 megabits per second, s down/50 megabits per second, up = $150/mo.
500 megabits per second, down/100 megabits per second, up = $250/mo.
1 gigabyte down / 100 megabits per second, up = $450/month
Being a "Cable Cutter" with MB Link
Did you know that the average American spends roughly $103 a month on Cable TV? That's $1236.00 a year! That's why more and more people are becoming "cable cutters" and watching their favorite shows, news, and networks through streaming services. While MB Link is an internet only service, the network's speed and reliability will make it easier than ever to cut your cable service and stream like a dream!
Cable TV Alternatives
· Over the air HDTV Antenna Prices range from $8.00 - $80.00
· Streaming Services
o Hulu $8.00/month or Hulu + Live TV for $39.99/month
o Netflix $8.00 - $13.99/month
o Amazon Prime $119.00/year
o YouTube TV $35.00/month
o Philo $16.00/month
o DirectTV Now $35.00 - $70.00/month
o PlayStation Vue $30.00 - $79.99/month
o Sling TV $25.00 - $40.00/month
o HBO Now $15.00/month
o Showtime $11.00/month
o Starz $9.00/month
o CBS All Access $6.00/month
o Fubo TV $44.99/month
o ESPN+ $5.00/month
· Content Players
o Amazon Fire $39.99 – $49.99
o Apple TV $149.00 - $199.00
o Google Chromecast $35.00 - $70.00
o Roku $29.00 - $99.00
o TiVo Bolt $200.00 - $500.00 + $15.00/month
Here are a few websites that will assist you in cutting the cable cord. Through a quick process, they will tell you how you can watch your favorite TV shows without a cable connection.
We know that some customers also rely on their internet provider for home phone service. While MB Link doesn't provide that service directly, it doesn't mean you have to go without. Here are some services that will allow you to keep a home phone.
Home Phone Alternatives
· PowerPhone $13.50/month
· MagicJack $40.00 + $35.00/year
· Vonage $9.99/month
· Lingo $14.95- $19.95/month
· Skype $2.99/month
Hometown Customer Service
MB Link is proud to provide you local customer service. We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations. If you have a question or an issue, that's no problem. Just visit our Customer Support and we'll help you contact our MB Link staff in a way that's right for you.