DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellum.net today announced general availability of its new 10 Gbps fiber network. Initial customers are seeing faster speeds and more reliable service in South Dallas.
Ellum.net is one of the first internet service providers in Texas to upgrade from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps for residential and business customers.
“We are continuing to leverage our experience in building fiber networks within urban business districts,” stated Michelle Reese, Chief Executive Officer. “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.”
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, making Ellum.net’s 10 Gbps service more than 700 times faster than the country’s average internet connection speed. Ellum.net is focused on deploying high-speed networks, as Dallas currently does not rank in the top 10 of U.S. cities for average internet connection speed.
“Residents and businesses rely on our high speed fiber and capabilities to optimally run their applications and systems,” said David Herr, Chief Technology Officer. “Slow internet speeds, high latency and oversubscribed connections are major inhibitors for business productivity and efficiency. Ellum.net solves these issues. It is our mission to make smarter communities through sustainable innovation starting right here at home.”
Ellum.net launched its fiber initiative less than two years ago from the tech warehouse district of Deep Ellum, and now provides services throughout South Dallas.
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, stating “the growth in IoT will far exceed that of other connected devices.”
Earlier this year, Ellum.net became one of the first service providers nationwide to power a smart cities living lab. The company enhanced its infrastructure to include Gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LP-WAN to offer IoT services and provide critical data analytics for businesses.
“Innovation, in particular smart cities initiatives, needs high speed and IoT networks,” concludes Reese. “Ellum.net is changing the game.”