Intel is rolling out a network that promises to make the Internet more reliable and affordable.
The company said Wednesday that its “next generation” network will be the first to offer full IPv6 support and that the service will be free of charge for customers who sign up for its corporate speed network.
The new “Gen 9” networking service, which Intel called Gen9.2 on its website Wednesday, will offer speeds up to 4 gigabit per second, the company said.
Gen9 is short for Gen9+, the name of the latest version of its high-speed networking platform.
The new Gen 9.2 service is not a version of Gen9, but rather an upgrade of Gen 9 that Intel is calling Gen9+.
The new Gen9 services will offer a new “Network Manager” feature that will enable customers to configure the speed of their networks.
Intel said that customers will be able to choose between the “Enhanced” or “Enhanced Enhanced Enhanced” speeds, depending on the speed needed.
In a blog post, Intel said Gen9 will be available in “big box retailers and in the public markets” and will be rolled out “in the coming months.”
The company says that customers who want to sign up to the Gen9 network should contact their retailer for more information.