Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Remember When 10 Mbps was Really Fast?

AT&T has launched its GigaPower gigabit Internet access service in the Sacramento market, in parts of Placer County (Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, and their surrounding communities).

These communities are in addition to the parts of the Bay Area where we initially launched service in 2015, and expanded in parts of Fresno, Clovis, and other areas of the Central Valley in June.

That is notable in some ways because the Roseville market was one of the first in the United to get fiber to the home services from SureWest Communications, formerly Roseville Telephone Company, back in 2002.

It might seem quaint now, but back then SureWest was selling access at 10 Mbps over its fiber to home network. It was symmetrical, but at 10 Mbps. With Comcast and AT&T both upgrading to a gigabit in the Sacramento region, the former SureWest offer no longer is so unique, or so fast.

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