By now you’ve probably heard of the suddenlink, or “SuddenLink,” internet equipment, a new type of internet service that has recently gone through a bit of a renaissance.
Its been around for a few years, but this month, the company has finally been able to bring it to market.
It’s a really good idea, in fact.
Suddenlinks, also known as Smart Link or “SmartLink,” offer fast connections at speeds of up to 100 Mbps (megabits per second) to home users, and 100 Mbps to business users.
That’s more than enough bandwidth to run your computer, tablet, or smartphone for a couple of hours a day.
It also means that you can run your own wireless network, which is great for people who have a lot of home-based computing and streaming media on their devices.
Sending a few thousand simultaneous bits of data through the Suddenlink network could allow for gigabit speeds for up to one terabyte of data.
And with a range of speeds up to 300 Mbps, you can stream a video or audio file up to a gigabyte in a few minutes.
Sustaining a full gigabit connection with Suddenlinks costs $4,000.
The equipment itself costs $2,000, but if you opt for an “upgrade” package that includes a wireless router and a SuddenLink gateway, the total price is $8,000 for a total of $50,000 upfront.
Suddenlinked’s website offers a full list of compatible equipment.
In its press release, SuddenlLink said that it had sold about 3 million of its equipment so far.
The company has yet to provide any numbers for the number of people who actually use its equipment.
It did, however, claim that its initial sales had resulted in “over 50 million new customers.”
If you’re one of those people, you’ll want to check out the Surchunlink website, as it will be interesting to see how it fares in the marketplace.