Need Insanely Fast Internet Service? Move to Chattanooga, Tennessee!

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Torpedo Pengwin

I guess the change in your pocket wasn't enough?

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Havok

Oh my god it's Light-peak.

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ken247113

unless im getting gb to the desktop and i mean i have a cable that can handle 1 gig to my desktop that power is going to be bottlenecked. the upgrade from cat 5 (max 100 mb i think) is going to cost more money. but if you getting gb at all you probably have money to spare.

but despite all that, i want it.

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mesiah

The gigabit standard was designed to work on cat 5 network cables. As long as you have good solid connections and are using a gigabit router / switch you should be fine. If your network was installed before 1996 when the standard was revised you may need to rewire the house. If you still aren't convinced you can buy 1000 ft. of cat 6 from monoprice for under $100.

The issue won't be the speed in your house, it will be the fact that 99.9% of sites you access are not going to run as fast as your connection does. If you like to use torrents though, you could fill up a 1TB hard drive REAL FAST :)

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PM_DMNKLR

At least we now know where the AntiChrist is going to rise from.

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reallyscrued

Chattanooga is lightyears behind in understanding physics.

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grieserl

it'd be nice if these damn isp's would stop worrying about the fastest speed and worry more about availability. I would be happy with a connection higher than the current limit in my area, 2 mbps. 

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Torcflaed

actually I see no mention of a bandwidth limit in the article. my local comcast advertises blazing speed but only if you never use over 250 Gigs a month

I know this becouse they claim I exceeded thier limit, after the first warning I installed a meter to track all up and download useage and when they cut my service saying I had used over 700 Gigs in a month my meter said I had used under 100

and yes the first thing I did was to double check that my wireless was locked down and even went to hardwired ethernet and removed the wireless from the system after the first warning so no my access was not locally hacked.

so I do not care they advertise awsome speeds, do they have a bandwidth cap? and how much is it?

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tornato7

You might be confused with GB and Gb. there are 8 Gb in a GB, so you might have used 100 Gigabytes which is more than 700 Gigabits, which might be your limit.

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Torcflaed

JohnP

anyone in the localnetwork paying the $350 a month would have the same speed but your right, any web site outside the local area would be limited to whatever speed thier local service provider is useing for thier web page, so unless your sending pictures to your auntie down the street or a busness portfolio to the office across town you are going to be bogged down to a fraction of the limit.

on the other hand new infrastructure has to start somewhere and if the busnesses and collages and labs today get this kind of speed then eventually some fraction of it is going to trickle down to the rest of us.

just hope it's in my lifetime.

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nadako

I would pay 50$ just because the 1gps is just theoritical i would expect that fast of an internet gain by regular websites. Now if you website need 1gps it better be a kick ass website.

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JohnP

Nope. Uh-uh. Never. Hell, that much so my ping rate to WoW drops 5%? The web pages temselves would not allow that fast a connection as no oneelse HAS that kind of speed. Its like driving around on the city streets with a formula 1 race car. Yeah, may have the speed, but where could you use it?

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ken247113

thats what i thought. my teacher said that last year in my computer networking class *by cisco*

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Walnut

Let me know when someone starts giving it away for the cost of the fiber installation.

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dracx619

350? not in my lifetime. but businesses, yeah, definitely can be useful.

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someone87

I know many companies who would pay upwards of $500-$1000 for this service a month.

I don't have enough internet traffic at home to justify this, but if I did, I would pay maybe 200$ a month for residential internet this fast.

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aviaggio

"Speeds this fast don't come cheap, however. Pricing starts at $350/month..."

There's a Cee Lo Green song that comes to mind right now...

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