While many users out there find themselves in the grips of some kind of bandwidth cap or metering structure, there's one service out there that wants to help get more bandwidth into the hands of those that need it, like streaming music and video websites.
Unmetered.com began offering bandwidth up to the full 1,000 Mb/s speed range, making it a great option for those looking to establish Internet radio or streaming video sites.
Just recently launched, Unmetered.com offers powerful servers starting at 99 Euros (around $129.55 U.S.), and speeds up to that spectacular Google (News - Alert) or Turkcell level of 1,000 Mb/s. But just as not all services are created equal, neither are Unmetered.com's plans.
Users can actually create their own package according to their various needs, with a variety of options available for server systems, bandwidth plans, and the like, with the ability to adjust bandwidth as needed at any time.
They've got data centers throughout Europe and the United States, connections to several tier 1 networks, and a 550-Gbit backbone – making it a downright powerhouse indeed.
But just as the user experience is vital in the websites that Unmetered.com will wind up hosting, so too is the experience for those buying the hosting. To that end, Unmetered.com is offering free service on a 24/7/365 basis, complete with hardware exchanges within four hours, support for both hardware and software, and a variety of contact points to reach that necessary help, including phone, trouble ticket and live chat.
The question here, of course, is how will this be used? Will we see an increase in video hosting sites? A series of new Internet radio stations? An uptick in piracy, perhaps? A new interest in browser gaming thanks to the recent moves toward HTML5? What will be done with this new level of bandwidth?
Make no mistake: there's a lot of bandwidth involved here; 1,000 Mb/s can represent fully 280 streams of DVD-quality video running in parallel. It's also sufficient for 7,800 standard-quality (128 kbit/s) radio streams in parallel.
Only time will tell just what Unmetered.com will yield from its massive piles of bandwidth, but it's certainly something to look forward to all the same.
Edited by Braden Becker