1 Gbps Internet to Blaze Kerala Startup Village
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1 Gbps Internet to Blaze Kerala Startup Village

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Bangalore: Gone are the days when India was mentioned in the list of Slow Internet speeds. India’s Startup Village located in Kerala got the fastest Internet connection in the country, at 1 Gbps. It is now only the second place in the world, after Kansas City in US, to experience this ultra-fast connectivity.

The facility was formally introduced on November 17 by Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy, helping Startup Village in its mission to bring out world-class startups from Indian campuses.

Startup Village Chairman, Sanjay Vijayakumar, said on this development, “We are not behind Silicon Valley. Our youngsters also are privy to the best available connectivity. Startup Village aims to build the elements of a world class tech ecosystem to realize the dream of a Silicon Coast in India. Apart from 100% teledensity and literacy, the submarine landing station at Kochi creates a perfect backdrop to try this ambitious pilot to effectively change the tech start-up policies in India to be at par with Silicon Valley”.

Earlier this year, Google launched 1Gbps at Startup Village, Kansas City, a leading tech incubator in US, as part of the Google Fibre Network.

Startup Village in Kochi, Kerala is a public private incubator which aims to produce nearly 1000 software product companies in the next 10 years.

Earlier, Kerala also announced a policy for student entrepreneurs; giving them 20 % attendance and 4 % grace marks if they start up during college. And last week it also announced 1 lakh sq ft Land from Government.

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Reader's comments(3)
1: Oh I do wish SiliconIndia would do some fact checking.

"It is now only the second place in the world, after Kansas City in US, to experience this ultra-fast connectivity" is COMPLETE AND UTTER NONSENSE.

Gigabit Internet is available in Mumbai, Japan, South Korea, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Romania, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Hong-Kong, UK, Bulgaria, Portugal, some other places in the USA (California, Tennessee at least) and probably some other places I've forgotten about - and it has been available for quite some time.

The earliest Gigabit service was in about 2008, Finland & Sweden got it in 2010, Mumbai got it in 2011... and the editors should know all this because they've interviewed me about it - and I've had discussions with them at conferences about it as well.

Disc-laimer: My company provides gigabit Internet in Mumbai.
Posted by:MGC - 19 Dec, 2012
You are an idiot. Gigabit Internet connection is not available in the places you mentioned.100Mbps is not the same as 1 Gbps.
Your company does not supply Gigabit connections.
Gigabit connections are only available in 4 or 5 cites in this world(Feb 2014).
If you don't know about technology and data speeds, please don't try to look like a smarty pants and post complete nonsense.
James Ford Replied to: MGC - 23 Jan, 2014
Dude don't say anything if you really don't know about. Google has servers of 10gbps port speed, if you go to europe and other developed countries you can have 10gbps port speed servers. Do a google search you will find. Google is the first company to provide 1gbps speed to consumers, but if you see in corporate sector it has been available for past 6-7 years.
PowerUser Replied to: James Ford - 12 Oct, 2014