College Station, TX Blazing fast fiber internet is becoming a reality in Austin, Seattle and other cities across the country.
It's a business and technology magnet and plans are also in the works to bring much faster broadband to Bryan / College Station.
News 3 looked into how you could soon have more internet and digital TV service options.
The days of dial-up are long gone for most Americans, but better broadband is in the works from Bryan / College Station.
Local officials with the twin cities and Brazos County hope to bring faster fiber speeds 20 to even 100 times faster than we currently have now.
Victor Lobaton is on his laptop throughout the day.
"Sometimes the internet here, there's glitches. You don't see very clear images so it'd be pretty awesome to just you know to have faster internet here," Lobaton said.
From downloading films to even Facebook the possibilities are endless.
For example what now might take five minutes uploading your family vacation pictures online would take just a few seconds.
Todd McDaniel is President and CEO of the Research Valley Partnership. Their technology council is laying the ground work and even legal work to invite private companies to build and sell the service.
"The idea is ultimately for this to be accessible to both homeowners as well to your business large and small," said McDaniel.
Similar services are coming to other cities. McDaniel says they've been studying how they're bringing this latest broadband he says is affordable.
"The price point is just crazy low. I'm talking like $100 a month and this is for like super high speed bandwidth and like HD 125 channels," he added.
Now computer users wait for the next generation of surfing the net.
"The faster the better I guess," said Emily Huff, a Texas A&M Student.
Faster speeds could bring you a new internet experience in B/CS within 12 to 18 months.
The Research Valley Partnership Technology Council is meeting again next Monday to discuss plans.
They hope to make a request for information proposal for prospective internet provider companies in just a few weeks.
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