Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Google Aims for 10-Gigabit Internet service

Google has been testing a new fiber internet service in Kansas City that provides a blindingly fast 1-Gigabit connection speed.  But now, before that test program has even had a chance to roll out to additional markets, the tech megagiant has revealed its new project to enable a connection speed ten times THAT fast.  Their 10-Gig internet service is projected for the next decade, but a test program could appear as soon as three years from now.  

For comparison purposes, the average high-speed connection in American households is clocked at 9-Megabit speed.  So the Kansas City program and the new 10-Gigabit program attain speeds of more than one hundred and more than one THOUSAND times that current "high-speed" internet connection, respectively.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Los Angeles Times

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Excerpt: "Google wants to create Internet connections of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than what it already delivers to customers of its Fiber service in the Kansas City area.

Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer of the tech giant, said it could take as long as 10 years to create the technology, but Google hopes to deliver it as early as three years from now.

'That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait,' Pichette said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, according to USA Today.

The average Internet speed for U.S. users is about 9 megabits per second. In Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan., Google already delivers Internet at speeds of 1 gigabit (about 1,000 megabits) per second. At 10 gigabits per second, Google's futuristic Internet connections would blaze past anything the average U.S. consumer has experienced.

Pichette said 10-gigabit Internet will allow users to run more data-intensive software over the Internet.

'That's where the world is going,' he said. 'It's going to happen.'"

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