What is 10 gigabit? What are the benefits?

Ten gigabits, or 10-gig, refers to the amount of data that can be transferred per second – in this case, 10 gigabits per second capacity for uploading or downloading content through the internet. By comparison, the average download speed in Canada is less than 100 megabits per second (1,000 megabits equals 1 gigabit).

Residents can expect faster, more reliable internet service once the network is completed, though the actual speed you’ll experience will depend on factors such as your computer or device, your modem or router, and your internet service provider.

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1. What is an open-access network?
2. What is 10 gigabit? What are the benefits?
3. Beaumont already has one-gigabit per second internet in some places. What’s the difference?
4. Why is a company willing to make a major investment into improved access to high-speed internet for Beaumont? How will it recover its investment?
5. Who will own and operate the network?