Gigabit #broadband is getting a lot of hype and press, and for good reason. While no current applications require such throughput, offering Gigabit services, especially at reasonable and/or disruptive prices, can be a very strong differentiator for operators. Likewise, it could prove much appreciated by end users, many of which are beyond fed up with their respective telco or cable providers.
Credit must be given to the pioneering Gigabit service providers. In North America they include utilities, municipalities and other non-traditional service providers, such as #electric power board (#epb) Chattanooga (first to offer mass market Gbps in the U.S.), #bristol virginia utilities (#bvu) , #centurylink, and of course, #google #fiber.
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