If you are tired of the Comcast and AT&T offerings, there appears to be good news in the near future. The Family Video owned subsidiary iTV-3 will be taking over the previously grant funded UC2B fiber internet service in the Champaign-Urbana area.
UC2B was a grant funded initiative that provided fiber internet at an affordable cost to low income areas. iTV-3 will be expanding this fiber network to other areas in the Champaign-Urbana area. Although Google has been testing their fiber internet service in a few chosen areas around the Unites States, Illinois owned Family Video has started implementing fiber in Pekin, Morton, East Peoria and now Champaign-Urbana.
If Comcasts 50Mbps speed wasn’t quick enough for you, iTV-3 is promising 1000Mbps (not a typo) download speeds to your home. These fiber speeds will make your current cable and dsl internet look like the dialup of the old days. iTV-3 will also be offering TV and Phone service as well.
To put that 1000Mbps speed into perspective, most wireless routers you would purchase at some place like Wal-Mart, Staples, Office Depot, etc. are not capable of handling that sort of speed. Your home router would more than likely need to be upgraded to get the full speed of the 1000Mbps service.
iTV-3 will have a few different speed levels at different prices for you to choose from. Prices for internet will run from $49.95 for the slowest speeds up to $79.95 for the fastest 1000Mbps speed.
We can all be hopeful of another option in the area as a little competition never hurts for consumers.
For more information, you can check out the iTV-3 website at www.itv-3.com