Google is working to provide 10 gigabit Internet speeds

By Himanshu Arora · 11 replies
Feb 14, 2014
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  1. According to a USA Today report, Google is working on increasing data transfer speeds for its Fiber Internet service by 10 times. Patrick Pichette, Chief Financial Officer at Google, announced during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference that developers...

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Well 4K is what? About 16 Mbps streaming? So, yeah, 10,000 Mbps will do it Google. How nice it would be to live in one of these cities.
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  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    If google wanted they could create a monopoly I know that pretty much 50-60% of the UK would gladly accept 1Gbps broadband specially if it costs less than £200 a month, I would gladly pay for it as well.

    google please create a monopoly so the terrible UK ISP's learn to grow up instead of living in the 1840's
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    It'd be remarkable if any major ISP in the world increased its Internet speeds by 50%, Google's increasing their speeds by 1000% without anyone asking.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    South Korea is likely to deploy it first, as usual. They have been the rabid dog of the internet speeds for a while...
  6. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Screw the speed, ditch the bandwidth caps. I don't understand why people are scrambling for such speed when the services are specifically set up to guarantee you can't use it. The cloud isn't going to take off in a big way until that changes.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Dear Google, Don't bother with 10GbE, expand gigabit to the Washington Metropolitan Area. Me luv u long time and would gladly pay you tuesday for a hamburger today.
  8. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    Speed is one of the excuses that could be used to support bandwidth cap. If an ISP doesn't have the speed to provide a certain level of quality, then bandwidth caps are used to prevent congestion to the point where the network is unusable. In my mind, if speeds are astronomically high, then that'll be one less excuse for bandwidth caps.

    But thats a moot point with Google fiber isn't it? Its not like they have a bandwidth cap right? And for other fiber ISPs to actually compete (presuming that they would in the first place), they would have to match Google's own policy. Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to be in a real hurry to rush out infrastructure. If google doesn't roll out to more locations, I don't see other fiber ISPs being concerned about competing.
  9. Pavi_24

    Pavi_24 TS Rookie

    So people will be sitting under light for Internet conectivity..!!
    Isn't that funny?
  10. I'm told by my local time warner cable that my 20mbps turbo internet for $80 is better than google fiber.
  11. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    I would love to hear someone try to tell me that!
  12. I totally agree, great those cities, might as well not even say anything, except in local papers.

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