US Internet, a small American company, claims it will offer the fastest internet service in the world. The company has launched its new 10GB internet service available to residential and small business owners.
The 10 GBPS service will make Minneapolis the first city in the world to receive access to the internet at a speed never seen before, with matching download and upload speeds. The internet package will be offered at $399 per month. This supersonic internet speed is 10 times faster than Google Fiber, a highly publicized service currently offered. The newly offered service is nearly 30 times faster than the average internet connection speed in United States, and faster than that available in South Korea, which is generally known as having the fastest average connection speed in the world.
To give you a better idea of what 10 GBPS is, think of downloading a full-length movie in virtually less than a second. Joe Caldwell, Co-CEO of US Internet said “With our 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 service is supposed to be available immediately, but not everyone will be able to take advantage of the connection right away. Fiber-optic cables need to be installed, but due to weather restrictions might be slow. Also, the price tag is a bit hefty compared to other internet providers. Caldwell hopes that the speed itself will balance the price. He says “this is like going from 30 to 10,000 miles per hour.” While availability will be limited to a few in the southwestern part of the city this winter, US Internet plans to expand its service area in the summer of 2015.