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Lancaster city’s plan to offer residential internet service may have gotten off to a slow start, but it’s picking up speed. Make that super high-speed.
When first announced in February 2015 as part of an overall municipal broadband project to improve city services, city officials said the fiber-optic network would allow speeds of 300 megabits per second.
During an update to City Council on Tuesday, an official with installer MAW Communications Inc. said speeds up to 1 gibabits per second will be offered.
How fast is that?
Brian Kelly, MAW’s corporate strategist, said high-speed generally means download speeds of faster than 20 Mbps. Downloading a standard-definition movie at 20 Mbps would take nearly half an hour, but just 30 seconds at 1 Gbps, he said.
While home installation won’t begin until next year, residents can preregister at LanCityConnect.com.
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