India gets its first 1Gbps broadband connections, courtesy of ACT

India isn't known for its fast broadband speeds, but that's about to change, as ACT is launching the first 1 Gbps broadband service in the city of Hyderabad - something that has existed in the US for over three years now.

ACT, which claims to be the country's third biggest wired broadband ISP, is offering the service in the southern city for a monthly subscription fee of Rs.6,900 ($105, exclusive of taxes), along with a cap of 1TB for uploads and downloads. The subcontinent is known to have slow speeds, and unreliable networks, which is why some services are specifically modified for 2G speeds in the country.

In comparison, the company offers 100 Mbps connections starting at Rs.1,999(approx. $31) that allows up to 250 GB of uploads and 250 GB of downloads, and a 125 Mbps connection at Rs. 4,999 that offers up to 650 GB of uploads and 650 GB of downloads.

In an Akamai report on the state of broadband connections, India was ranked 105th, with an average speed of 4.1 Mbps, the lowest in Asia- Pacific. Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana, is an IT hub in the south of India that houses headquarters of several tech companies in the country.

Source: The Next Web | Image: indexofcensorship

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