1 Gbps broadband speeds for India retail users soon

Retail broadband users in nine Indian cities may have access to ultra-fast download speeds of one gigabit per second (125 Mega Bytes per second) plan by mid-2013, according telecom infrastructure firm Radius Infratel. Gurgaon will probably the first city to get this high speed broadband.

To get an idea of how fast the speed will be, consider this: You can download a 2.2 GB or 2 hour HD movie in just 30 seconds.

At present, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices have launched 100 megabit per second plans for common users. These cost over Rs 5,000 per month.

According to reports, 1 Gbps Internet services were recently launched in Kansas City in the US.