ACT Fibernet, the third largest Internet Service Provider in India today announced the launch of 1Gbps (Giga speeds) wired broadband internet service for the city of Hyderabad. This makes Hyderabad India’s first GIGA city. The launch was made in the presence of Shri. K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development and Industries (MAUD), ACT Fibernet is the first ISP to provide GIGA to an entire Indian city.
The average internet speeds in India is 2.5 Mbps, ACT Fibernet’s 1 Gbps launch in Hyderabad makes internet speeds to 400x national average. There are very few cities in the world can boast as being Giga enabled, Hyderabad now joins the list. Giga speeds will allow downloads from the internet faster than transferring data from a USB drive. ACT Fibrenet is the largest broadband provider Hyderabad and Secunderabad with over 65% market share.
India is the second largest market globally with internet connectivity reaching over 400 million people. With the government’s constant and fervent efforts to internet enable cities, internet penetration is set to reach over 600 million users by 2020. Additionally, the government’s recent announcement to boost high-speed broadband via optic Fiber to 1,50,000 gram Panchayats will further receive support through initiatives such as ACT Fibernet’s and its contribution to the country’s digital growth.
ACT Fibernet’s 1 Gbps wired internet service is slated to soon be available in the 11 cities. The GIGA plan is currently available in Hyderabad for INR 5999 per month with 1TB FUP. Post FUP speed is 10Mbps.
Speaking on the launch Mr. 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.”
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 through 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.”
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