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Highlands Fiber Network, the Internet service for the Issaquah Highlands community east of Seattle, says it will be upgrading its network on Dec. 1 to allow for download speeds as high as 1 Gigabit per second — which it believes will be the fastest residential Internet service anywhere in the country.

Residents of the neighborhood will be offered the “Quantum Gig” service for less than $200 per month, and a “Quantum 100” service, with 100 Mbps downloads, for less than $55 per month.

Microsoft at one point planned a large campus in the community, and the neighborhood is home to many people with roots in the high-tech industry. The network’s operator, ISOMEDIA Inc., says in a news release that it “developed these new faster service plans in response to residents’ feedback and increasing demands for network and Internet bandwidth.”

More background on the Highlands Fiber Network in this FAQ and this Ars Technica piece from earlier this year.

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