Gigabit Broadband is a form of very high speed Internet which can provide data transfer download speeds of 1GB (gigabit) per second (Gbps). This download speed is the equivalent of 1000 MB (megabits) per second (Mbps). Most download speeds for current broadband connections are typically 8 to 12 Mbps or a bit higher, so Gigabit Broadband is close to 100 times faster.
Broadband – high speed Internet – is a critical 21st century infrastructure that is a key enabling technology for:
- Accessing information, services, on-line purchases, and entertainment.
- Increasing economic competitiveness.
- Attracting new businesses.
- Advancing public health and safety.
- Improving education.
- Building sustainable communities.
EBBC is working with public agencies, telecommunications providers, business groups, and community organizations to obtain the benefits of Gigabit Broadband throughout the East Bay.
Currently, all of Emeryville and portions of San Leandro, Brentwood, Oakland, and Berkeley; business parks in Pleasanton, Hayward, and Fremont; and anchor educational institutions throughout the East Bay all have Gigabit Broadband.