CenturyLink is investing $200 million so that Las Vegans can enjoy faster internet speeds. Governor Brian Sandoval visited Las Vegas yesterday to make the announcement that CenturyLink will introduce 1 gigabit per second service to the area. That will probably please Las Vegans, because  who doesn’t enjoy faster Internet?

Up until this point, according to Kristy Totten, who reported about CenturyLink’s plans, the fastest residential Internet speed was through Cox Communications at 150 megabits per second. Furthermore, CenturyLink’s higher speed was 40 Mbp.

Sandoval compared these internet improvements to highway construction projects.

“We’ve all been stuck on the I-15 in traffic, and we’ve been waiting there,” Sandoval explained. “This would be the same as adding 10 lanes to the I-15, with no traffic and allowing you to drive as fast as you want, as long as you want.”

Sounds like Cox has quite a new threat in the Las Vegas area. If that is the case, this could be a good thing for residents in the area, as Cox might work on improving their internet speed in order to compete with CenturyLink.

Even more noteworthy, less than 10 communities in the U.S. offer 1 Gbps. Sandoval believes this fast speed in Las Vegas will most likely lure new businesses to the area.