This week, a US Internet provider called, erm, US Internet, gave 30,000 residents in the Minnesotan city of Minneapolis access to the fastest home Internet speed in the world.
According to Eric Mack at Gizmag, the provider has started rolling out 10 gigabit per second connections in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, which means it would take you less than a second to download a feature film. It’s also 10 times faster than Google Fibre’s recent effort, and a mind-blowing 200 times faster than the average home connection across the US and in Australia.
Right now, the average US and Australian connection speeds are just over 30 megabits per second, which means they're ranked 31st and 42nd in the world, respectively, in terms of average download speeds.
This connection is even faster than those in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan - previously touted as being the fastest in the world, and US Internet says it plans to expand the service to other parts of the country throughout 2015.
The downside? Having access to the fastest Internet in the world doesn’t come cheap - right now, it’ll set you back $399 a month for matching upload and download speeds, which means it’s more suited to small businesses and people with home offices.