“According to Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet report, the average internet connection speed in the United States is 14.2 Mbps.” writes Kylie Madry for Business Wire. Seeing that Dallas currently does not rank in the top 10 U.S. cities for average internet connection speed, local company Ellum.net saw a need, and delivered a solution.
The solution: Ellum’s 10Gbps fiber network, which now provides internet service to residential and business customers that is more than 700 times faster than the country’s average internet connection speed. Ellum.net is one of the first internet service providers in Texas to upgrade from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps, after becoming one of the first service providers nationwide to power a smart cities living lab earlier this year.
Michelle Reese, Chief Executive Officer of Ellum, stated, “Our fiber network coupled with our cloud and data center expertise are the underpinnings of our innovation living lab, attracting local genius makers in the IoT and tech arenas.” Analysts from Gartner, Inc., a world leading technology research and advisory firm anticipate smart cities will use 1.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016 alone, and as Reese explains, “Innovation, in particular smart cities initiatives, needs high-speed and IoT networks.”
Ellum.net is certainly changing the game, and moving Dallas to the forefront of Internet Technology in a big way. “It is our mission to make smarter communities through sustainable innovation starting right here at home,” said Reese, and with advanced fiber networks, that undertaking is quickly on its way to being successful.