An ISP based out of North Carolina is offering residents an insane 10Gbps fiber service, to both businesses and residents. Fibrant, which has deployed fiber throughout Salisbury, NC, "was created five years ago after city officials were unable to persuade private ISPs to upgrade their infrastructure", reports Ars Technica.
Fibrant officials don't expect much demand from residents for the 10Gbps bi-directional fiber, as the huge speeds are targeting businesses in and around the city. The 10Gbps service is now "available to every premises in the city", including all homes. Residents can expect to pay around $400 for the 10Gbps connection, which isn't too bad at all.
Robert Van Geons, Head of the County's Economic Development Commission said: "We don't want to oversell customers and have you paying for a 10Gbps service when you're using 100Mbps", while Fibrant Director of Broadband and Infrastructure Kent Winrich adding: "To be honest with you, we're not anticipating residents taking 10Gbps service. The reason for 10 gig is economic development... This is really geared toward attracting businesses that need this type of bandwidth and have it anywhere they want in the city".
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