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Three Facts You Didn't Know About Fast Internet

Three Facts You Didn't Know About Fast Internet

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Over the past decade, internet speeds have grown by an astounding 12,400 percent. In fact, networks today enabled by DOCSIS 3.1 technology are capable of reaching speeds up to 10 Gbps. 

Though people don't necessarily need this type of network capability right now, the next generation technologies that are headed our way, like virtual reality and augmented reality, will most certainly require super speeds. From the most rural and arctic terrain in Alaska to big and populous cities like Las Vegas, gigabit networks are becoming more and more widespread across the country.

So what exactly is gigabit internet capable of? Imagine 80 4K video streams running at the same time. Or downloading thousands of photos in an instant. Or near-perfect gaming experiences and advanced video conferencing. Or virtual and augmented reality networks barely imaginable today. 

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Whatever innovation, service or device that comes next, cable's networks are prepared and ready.