If you happen to live in Minneapolis, Minnesota you are in luck. Two years ahead of Google Fiber, US Internet is now offering 10 GBPS internet service.
At 399$ monthly, its not for the budget-minded, but if your home business depends on fast, dependable internet access to SAAS products, then the competitive edge is worth it. Of course, if you are an early adopter with enough to cover the bills, you will want this as soon as possible as well.
Competitor VERIZON is also testing out a 10G GBPS broadband service. However, at the moment they have set no rollout date. The US Internet service has been tested and ready for hookup now.
The next fastest service available for small business and residential customers is 1 GBPS.
According to a recent study, Hong Kong ranks number 1 in the world for download speed at 72.49 MBPS. The US ranks 31st in the world, with an average speed of 20.77 MBPS. This new service should bump the US up quite a few notches.
The 10 GBPS connections will be available at first to a limited number of users only. US Internet has plans to expand the service by 2015.
“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,” said Co-CEO of US Internet Joe Caldwell. “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.”
The fiber optics technology for providing the internet to consumers for the premium service requires the wiring completely different in the home, which accounts for the high cost.
“The launch of our 10 GBPS Internet service,” continued Caldwell, “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, both in terms of 10 GBPS download and upload speeds.”
One little problem. Unless your home is already wired for Fiber, you are out of luck for now. A note on US Internet’s order page at the time of writing is informing consumers:
Any new orders entered this year that require us to dig may not be completed until next Spring due to the upcoming ground freeze. Those that we are unable to complete this fall will have priority this upcoming Spring when the ground thaws.
Top Photo by Surya Teja