Bangalore, December 14 2017: Hard on the heels of a similar service in Hyderabad, ACT, India's biggest fibre optic broadband service provider, has brought 1 gigabit ( 1000 megabits/sec) wired broadband connectivity to India's Silicon City, Bangalore.
The city now joins a select club of metros worldwide with suchy zippy connectivity.
Launching the services, Karnataka state Minister of IT, Bio Technology, Science & Technology and Tourism, Priyank Kharge sad: "It is a matter of pride that ACT Fibernet being a Bangalore founded start up, has become pioneer in India to introduce 1 Gbps broadband connectivity in the country and by launching this in Bangalore today, it would only further enable us to digitize the entire city and supplement the Government of Karnataka’s Vision along with India's vision to be leader in the digital economy. With the launch of 1 Gbps Internet in the technology capital of India, it further strengthens Bangalore's position as a true Global City.,"
Added Bala Malladi, CEO, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT): “With the success of 1Gbps in Hyderabad, I am extremely happy to extend our services to Bangalore. We realised the city needs cutting edge/ futuristic internet technology to accelerate its development. We therefore, ramped up our network with Giga technology and will now provide full coverage for individual home and corporate organisation. I am confident that as we keep introducing such advanced technology across cities we will soon witness a societal transformation.”
Vidhana Soudha, the state's legislative home will be the first to be powered with 1Gbps speed connectivity.ACT is introducing curated broadband plans for retail and SME (Small Medium Enterprise) customers. Under retail, ACT GIGA plan will offer 1 Gbps broadband speed with 1250 GB FUP upload and 1250 Gb FUP Download at Rs.5999 only. In addition, customers who opt for the broadband plan for a period of 6 months can avail one-month free subscription and for 12 months avail two- months free subscription. If an existing customer is upgrading the current broadband plan to Giga plan installation cost is only Rs.2500 and for new customers installation charges is Rs.5000 only.
Similarly, ACT has introduced a new plan ACT SME GIGA Plus at Rs 15,000, while ACT SME Exceptional Plus and ACT SME Phenomenal Plus will be upgraded to 1 Gbps speeds in the near future.