This is great news for internet users because it will make internet services about 100 times speedier than what is currently available for residential households. The website will make additional information available regarding the areas of service, how the changes will impact and increase service speed, and any additional information about the background of the network.
In a blog, the company mentioned how they did not want to worry about having to catch up to the services in other areas. They wanted to be the leaders in bringing the fastest internet services to greatly increase the broadband connection enjoyed in residential homes. The huge increase in speed will offer Detroit a top notch connectivity that will put it in an advantageous competitive position for all future endeavors. The network originated in Detroit and will begin by serving the businesses, residents, and local government in the downtown Detroit Central Business District from I-75 to the north, M-10 to the west, I-375 and east as well as from the Detroit River to the southern areas.
With time, the service could expand in Corktown, New Center, Eastern Market, Woodbridge, Rivertown and Lafayette Park neighborhood areas of Detroit.
How will this impact users?
Offering 1,000 Mbps internet service speed will allow Rocket Fiber users the ability to download an entire iTunes album under one second’s time. With the current, average service speed of 10 Mbps the same album can be downloaded in about one minute. In other words, the new speed will make it possible to download 60 albums on iTunes in the same amount of time that you can download one album currently. That comparison truly highlights the incredible power of Rocket Fiber.
Rocket Fiber will also offer television shows with HDTV services. It will cost residential customers $70 a month and the cost of HDTV services will soon be revealed. Property managers and businesses are advised to contact the company in order to get a price quote. By the end of 2015, the service should be available online. The company is working very hard to get the services online toward the end of 2015.