What are the expected speeds of a fiber network?

100 Mbps symmetrical is the minimum required for new connections under most grants. But the easiest way to achieve this is with fiber optic cable, and the majority of state and federal projects are focused on fiber infrastructure. Fiber can reach speeds of 1,000 Mbps symmetrical and has the potential to be a better long-term investment. 

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1. Why is this important?
2. How can I help?
3. What qualifies as high-speed internet?
4. What does Mbps mean?
5. Does connection speed matter?
6. What are the expected speeds of a fiber network?
7. Am I guaranteed to get internet service that is that fast?
8. Who is going to get faster service?
9. Doesn’t this create a gap in services?
10. Are there other forms of broadband service?
11. Are any projects underway?
12. I represent an ISP, who should I contact?
13. Who’s working on this?