OneGigabit, a new Vancouver based internet provider, will be offering fibre internet at a speed of one gigabit per second. That is 60 times faster than the Canadian average.
For $45 to $65 a month, OneGigabit will be offering speeds comparable to those offered by Google Fiber, and the service will also will come with no bandwidth caps. If you’re unfamiliar with Google Fibre, it’s been around since last summer in a some American markets and has been met with a lot of hype for its blazing fast download speeds.
Just think about how much you pay for internet and how much it costs. Now imaging for around the same prices you can increase your browsing speed by 60 times! Streaming movies online just became a lot faster.
In comparison Shaw offers offers 250 megabit service in other areas for $115 per month. Novus, offers 300 megabit per second service for $113 a month. Novus is only available in highrises, which put fibre optic cable in them when they were constructed.
One obstacle OneGigabit will face is that 98 per cent of Vancouver buildings don’t have fibre to run their service. Their plan is to work with real estate owners and developers to install fibre connections in existing small to medium sized condos.