ACT Fibernet, an Indian broadband provider, has today launched India’s first 1 Gigabit per second wired broadband internet service in Hyderabad today. The company claims that this service is about 400 times faster than the average internet speed of India which is currently 2.5 megabits per second. The plans start from Rs 5,999 per month which will offer an internet speed of 1 Gbps with a Fair Usage Policy limit of 1 TB.
For now, ACT claims that with the new 1Gbps plan, it is majorly targeting startups, retail outlets and other internet companies. Further with this launch, Hyderabad becomes the first Gigabit city of India. To put this into practical terms, downloading a 1GB movie is now a matter of seconds even after assuming some fluctuations in the speeds.
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.”
There is a high possibility that you haven’t heard of ACT Fibernet at least in North India because the company mostly serves in South India, as of now. Following that, the company aims to target all its 23 million users in Telangana by 2018. Further, with some government help, the company hopes to penetrate the audience even more in future.
Speaking at the launch, Honourable Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban development and Industries, Shri. K. Taraka Rama Rao 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 to high-speed internet and I am sure this product from ACT Fibernet will further help fulfil my vision of making Telangana a tech and digitally advanced hub.”