There is nothing worse than getting really deep into a Netflix binge and having your picture pixelate in the middle of an important scene. Is it your kid logging on to play Call of Duty? Maybe your wife is watching YouTube videos. Either way your enjoyment of House of Cards is being ruined and you are not happy about it. Help could be on the way.

Forty-six municipalities have signed on to make CT a Gigabit State, meaning that they will lay down a fiber network state-wide for commercial and residential use in order to “foster innovation, drive job creation, and stimulate economic growth.” They probably could have added “frag with less lag” but I understand why they didn’t.

Essentially CT is attempting to lead the way in bringing the US into the 21st Century when it comes to your internet speeds. The US currently ranks 17th when it comes to internet speed. Can’t we do better?

Here is a list of towns involved. Weep with me if your town isn’t included like mine isn’t.

Avon
Barkhamsted
Berlin
Bloomfield
Branford
Bridgeport
Canton
Colchester
Danbury
Durham
East Haddam
East Hartford
Enfield
Fairfield
Farmington
Glastonbury
Guilford
Haddam
Hartford
Hebron
Lisbon
Madison
Manchester
Mansfield
Meriden
Middletown
Milford
New Haven
New London
Norwalk
Plainville
Ridgefield
Rocky Hill
Simsbury
Somers
South Windsor
Southington
Stamford
Thomaston
Waterford
West Hartford
West Haven
Westport
Windham
Windsor
Woodbridge

How do your current providers feel about this plan? The New England Cable Television Association claims that CT doesn’t need Gigabit speeds. They argue that if there was a desire they would have already been built. Hey NECTA, how about you don’t tell me what I want? I want fast, reliable service for the money I am paying. Short of Google Fiber coming to town this is a great plan.

If you think the telecoms have a point please read about how they swindled us out of better speeds and when they cry poor about having to build networks remind them that we subsidize them. Hell, we were promised minimum speeds of 50Mbps a decade ago!

Give me gigabit or give me death! Well, not death really. Just give me gigabit already.

Via Medium

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