It pales in comparison to Sigbritt Löthberg's home internet connection, but it sure makes Comcast’s Extreme 105Mbps broadband package look downright sluggish. EPB Fiber Optics (Chattanooga’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network) and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up to offer America’s “fastest” home broadband service — a service that brings 1Gbps (or 1000Mbps, if that strikes you better) directly to your PC. Best of all, the service is actually on sale starting today, and every single home and business within EPB’s 600 square-mile, nine-county service area will be able to access the network. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this actually isn’t affiliated in any way with Google’s own proposed 1Gbps service, which likely means that this record will only sit in southeast Tennessee for a few months. Still, we hear this place is some kind of beautiful in the fall, but make sure you’re cool with a $350 monthly charge before pulling the trigger on a relocation.
Update: Tipster Jens notes that he can get a 1Gbps connection for 900 SEK per month in Stockholm, or around $126. Baby steps, we Americans are taking.