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      Faster internet speeds help economy grow

      CenturyLink officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce their new gigabit network called 1 Gig.

      Some people in Jefferson City and Columbia can now get some of the fastest upload and download internet speeds in the United States.

      CenturyLink officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce their new gigabit network called 1 Gig.

      The service started Thursday in select Columbia and Jefferson City neighborhoods through the company??s ultra-fast fiber network.

      The new internet speeds will connect to area colleges and universities as well as the State Capitol Building.

      Market Development Manager Greg Baker said, ??Jefferson City and Columbia are 2 of 16 cities that we were able to launch this in nationwide.??

      CenturyLink will phase in the 1 Gig service to more Mid-Missouri customers throughout the rest of the year.