Even as most of India deals with slow internet speed, Hyderabad can now stream videos or access the cloud without any glitches, thanks to high speed 1GBPS internet services.
Broadband service provider Act Fibernet on Thursday announced the launch of 1GBPS wired broadband internet services in Hyderabad.
This makes Hyderabad the first “Giga City” in India.Minister @KTRTRS formally launched the #ACTGiga – the One GBPS internet connection @ACTFibernet pic.twitter.com/PRytc93vjC
— Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) March 30, 2017
1 Gigabit equals 1000 Megabits and this service allows users to get up to 1 Gigabit speeds per second.
This means very high speed internet. In fact, Giga speeds reportedly allow downloads from the internet faster than transferring data from a USB drive.
The city of Nawabs now, is also the city of Incredibly fast 1 Gbps speed. So, when in #Hyderabad – #ACTGiga. pic.twitter.com/WVRtq3vOzM
— ACT Fibernet (@ACTFibernet) March 30, 2017
The Times of India reports that the Bengaluru-headquartered company has invested Rs 100 crore to launch the technology in the capital city of Telangana.
“The city of Hyderabad is apt for our maiden rollout (of the 1Gb services) as it has some of the best technology brands, educational institutions and a vibrant economy. We are confident this product will transform the way the internet is now being consumed at large and will also fast track the Telangana government’s target to connect all its 23 million residents through the internet by 2018,” ACT Fibernet CEO Bala Malladi.
Users interested in availing the 1GB plan will have to shell out Rs 5,999 per month for its use.
Bala said that currently the 1GBPS services is available only in a few cities in four countries across the world and that they will soon roll out the plan to other cities in India.
Gizmo Times reports that the Rs 5,999 monthly plan will have a FUP limit of 1TB which when crossed, the speeds will fall to 10 Mbps.