SHAFAQNA – Forget Google’s “fiberhoods.” Minneapolis, Minn. is launching the world’s first 10 GBPS Internet speed service for residential and small-business owners.Led by global Web and data services provider U.S. Internet, the Twin Cities’ super speeds are effective immediately.
“The launch of our 10 GBPS Internet service will make Minneapolis the first city in the world to receive access to the Internet at speeds never before experienced in our country, or any other country for that matter,” U.S. Internet CEO Joe Caldwell said in a statement.
Folks can sign up now for premier service, including 10 GBPS download and upload speeds, for $399 per month (plus a $99 installation fee). Check the provider’s site to find out which areas are now available—meaning bundles of fiber optic cables have been installed on the streets indicated.
“After this critical step is complete, we proceed to install the transmission equipment necessary to connect the hundreds of individual residences involved,” U.S. Internet said.
The process of getting new customers hooked up will be slow-going to start, the ISP warned, suggesting a wait time of anywhere from a few hours to three weeks.
“U.S. Internet has long advocated for small business owners and residential customers that they deserve the same broadband as Fortune 100 companies,” Caldwell said. “With our new fiber network, we have redefined what is considered broadband Internet and taken our speed capabilities to next-gen levels, resulting in the fastest Internet service the world has ever seen for home users.
“Now Minneapolis residents will have more Internet bandwidth in their houses than some countries have serving their entire country.”
Local residents can sign up online; but be warned: any new orders requiring a dig will likely be postponed until the ground thaws in the spring. Business owners can contact the ISP for more details.
Google, meanwhile, has been rolling out its own Fiber network in Kansas City; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas. An announcement about the next cities slated for high-speed broadband, however, has been put on hold. Scheduled to make a decision by the year’s end, the news has been pushed to next year.
If you’re dying for super-speedy gigabit Internet, check out the slideshow above to find out where to go.
Source : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2474181,00.asp