Month: November 2014
I thought we would have to wait for Google to get their fiber in the ground, then wait for their promotional period and then hope enough people in the neighborhood would sign up for service. I was wrong, Consolidated Communication is now offering gigabit internet connections. Consolidated wired my neighborhood here in Olathe, KS about two years ago with fiber optic cables. There were crews all over the place, digging holes and running cables. The initial offerings by then SureWest was not that great, there was no reason to jump ship. About a year ago though they offered some really tantalizing deals and I singed up for a 30/30 Mbit connection. Having that speed available for uploads was and still is pretty good. Today though I ran across the page shown to the left. Punched in my address and got the Congrats message that I could upgrade. After about five minutes of pondering I called them and set up a date to have them come upgrade my equipment. If you are interested in checking to see if you can upgrade here is the site: http://www.surewest.com/1gig/index.php
Fun facts…From Googles info page:
- With a gig, you can:
- Stream—without buffering—at least 5 high-definition videos (1080p) at the same time and still have enough bandwidth to email and surf the web.
- Transfer data over the Internet faster than you can write data to a thumb drive.
- Download data as fast as many computers can save the data to a hard drive.
- Download an entire digital movie (14 GB) in a little under 2 minutes.
I have been using gigabit networking components in my home office for some time so I am use to what can be transmitted over a gigabit connection. I am anxious to see what I can do online with that speed.