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Cedar Falls among first  ‘gigabit cities’

May 29, 2013

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Cedar Falls has become one of the nation's first "gigabit cities."

The city utility service announced Tuesday that it can provide Internet service of up to 1 gigabit a second for downloads. That's a boon for businesses that wish to hold video conferences and for city residents who want blazing speeds for their Internet games.

The service will cost businesses $950 a month. Residents will pay $275.

Broadband expansion advocate Connect Iowa says 10 other U.S. cities have 1 gigabit service.

Amy Kuhlers of Connect Iowa says that with the new service, Cedar Falls has opened itself "to a whole new market as far as the capability to attract businesses. Those businesses attract new workers."

Comments (1)
Posted by: Susan Alexander | May 29, 2013 17:55

I believe Fairfield is already a "gigabit" city and has been for some time.



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