Home » Uncategorized » Canada’s First 1Gbps Fiber Internet Coming to Olds, Alberta
130719-fiber

Canada’s First 1Gbps Fiber Internet Coming to Olds, Alberta

130719-fiber
We want faster Internet and we want it cheaper. If you’re in Canada, it looks like you might have to move to a rural town in Alberta to get it, but it means that you can bathe in 1Gbps fiber Internet for only $57 a month.

The community of Olds, Alberta only has about 8,500 people, but they’re the ones that will be getting Canada’s first 1Gbps fiber Internet service. Around 60% of those people can sign up now for the $170/month service, but they’re slashing that down to just $57 with a new pricing scheme soon.

The biggest reason why they’re able to offer this service and to offer it so cheaply is that Olds itself owns the fiber service. They got a $2.5 million grant from the Alberta government and then they took out a $6 milion loan to cover the rest of the construction costs for the fiber network. I guess it’s relatively cheaper when you only have to outfit 8,500 people with the service.

It’s debatable whether the average consumer even needs 1Gbps service and whether most of the Olds residents even have the networking equipment to handle it, but it’s undeniable that it’s something we all want. Just ask the Google Fiber customers in Kansas City.

[Source]

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.