ACT Fibernet launches 1GB/second wired broadband services

ACT Fibernet has launched its 1Gbps (Giga speeds) wired broadband service in Hyderabad. It is the first Internet Service Provider in the Indian market to offer such a high speed for an entire city. The company’s 1 Gbps plan will be available for all retail customers in Hyderabad initially at Rs. 5,999 per month, with a FUP of 1 TB. The service will soon be expanded to all the 11 cities ACT is present. It was launched by Shri. K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development and Industries (MAUD).

The cost of the plan is Rs. 5,999 per month which comes with 1TB FUP. After that internet speed will be throttled to 10 Mbps. Installation charges are Rs. 5000 since 50 to 60 meters of wiring needs to be changed. The company said that it is the largest broadband provider in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad with over 65% market share.

ACT Fibernet claims to be the largest non-telco internet service provider (ISP), uses fiber optic technology, and its 1 Gbps offering is 400 times faster than the average internet speed of 2.5 megabits per second in India. By using this broadband, you can download 10 HD movies at the same time in less than 10 minutes. You will be able to stream Blue-ray and 4K videos without buffering.

Many time, online gamers face lag issue during games, but with this broadband, you will experience online gaming like never before. You will also be able to transfer data on the internet faster than copying data to your USB Pen Drive.

Commenting on the launch Bala Malladi, CEO, ACT Fibernet said:

With our citizens and the government moving towards the Digital India movement, high speed internet is the need of the hour. With the launch of our 1 Gbps broadband internet service, it gives me immense pride to turn this dream into reality. The city of Hyderabad is apt for our maiden launch as it has some of the best technology brands, educational institutions and a vibrant economy.

We are confident this product will transform the way internet is now being consumed at large and this will fast-track the government’s newest target to connect all its 23 million Telangana residents through the Internet by 2018.

A start-up cannot afford to pay Rs. 5 or 6 lakhs for a leased line. Enabling startups to have a cost-effective high-speed internet access will change the face of digital India.

Shri. K. Taraka Rama Rao, Honourable Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban development and Industries, said:

I am extremely pleased to be present here and witness the historic launch of 1Gbps broadband internet service for an entire city in the country. It is my vision to connect our residents through the high-speed internet and I am sure this product from ACT Fibernet will further help fulfill my vision of making Telangana a tech and digitally advanced hub.

Reportedly, Reliance Jio is also testing its broadband fiber network to the home (FTTH) wired network in Pune and Mumbai. It will be called Reliance Jio GigaFiber. The Reliance Jio broadband’s FTTH network will also offer network speeds of up to 1Gbps to subscribers. Reliance has not revealed any official information about their plans.



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