SINGAPORE - StarHub has joined the pack - becoming the last Internet service provider (ISP) to rev up broadband speed to 1Gbps. This is some 11 months after MyRepublic started a price war with its $49.99 a month 1Gbps plan, the cheapest per MB package available then.
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StarHub's press statement:
StarHub Speeds Ahead with New 1Gbps Dual-network Plan
Singapore, 18 November 2014 - Customers shopping around for the finest 1Gbps home broadband plan have one more reason to wait, but not for long.
StarHub today took the wraps off its new 1Gbps home broadband plan Dual Broadband 1000, which will be available for sign-up beginning 22 November online at www.starhub.com/broadband or by visiting any StarHub Shop or authorised dealer.
For a single monthly fee of $69.90 (usual: $99.90/month), StarHub's Dual Broadband 1000 plan will offer homeowners a complementary pair of high-speed broadband connections - 1Gbps over fibre plus 100Mbps over cable.
For extensive Wi-Fi coverage at home, Dual Broadband 1000 customers will receive two free wireless networking devices, including the ultra-fast wireless AC dual-band gigabit router (D-Link DIR-868L) worth $319, as a limited-time launch promotion.
The launch of Dual Broadband 1000 comes just months after StarHub in May introduced Dual Broadband 500, the market-first integrated fibre and cable home broadband solution.
"StarHub is the only service provider to integrate two high-speed broadband technologies in a single plan for our customers to enjoy the widest and most reliable in-home coverage. This unique dual-network advantage enables us to offer customers unrivalled value and service resilience for greater peace-of-mind," said Ms Lin Shu Fen, Head of Entertainment & SmartLife, StarHub. "Dual Broadband is especially relevant for customers who simultaneously access various bandwidth-intensive services, such as cloud, social networking, video streaming and gaming, across multiple devices in the comfort of their home."
Peer-to-peer traffic management will be lifted for customers on Dual Broadband 1000, which also offers StarHub TV Lite (16 channels and a set-top box) free-of-charge.