By: B. Krishna Mohan
Hyderabad is India’s first city to have the highest internet connection speed of 1 Gigabyte Per Second.
Hyderabadis can now surf on the information superhighway at mind boggling speeds with the city joining the club of elite cities which have one GBPS (Giga Byte Per Second) wired broadband internet services.
IT Minister KT. Rama Rao launched the one GBPS internet connection of ACT Fibernet in Hyderabad here on Thursday. The one GBPS wired broadband connection is priced at Rs 5,999 per month.
Speaking on the occasion, KT. Rama Rao said faster internet services in Telangana would help fulfil the Government’s vision of making Telangana a tech and digitally advanced hub.
Telangana Government would soon connect secretariat, Assembly, Raj Bhavan, CMO on the 1 GBPS link. Mr. Rao also asked ACT Fibernet to connect the schools, embark on digital library and also upgrade the Chikkadpally Central Library with a 1 GBPS connection to help students.
ACT chief executive officer Bala Malladi said the facility would transform the way internet was now being consumed at large and fast track the government’s target to connect all in Telangana through internet by 2018. “We are privileged to launch 1 Gbps in Hyderabad for the first time in India,” he said. This can be used for connecting any number of devices seamlessly. It will be priced Rs 5,999 per month.”
Telangana will shortly launch 3,000 wifi spots in the city and 1000 of them will be handled by ACT, said Jayesh Ranjan, IT secretary.