Google's Gigabit Fiber Network Is Coming to Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas citizens! You lucky somuvaperson. Google just announced that they will outfit your city of 145,000 people with ultra fast, super speedy 1Gbs fiber network. Congrats! Sometimes, re-naming your city or naming your kids Google isn't enough. [Google] » 3/30/11 1:37pm 3/30/11 1:37pm

Building a Gigabit Fiber Network Is Real Hard, Even for Google

The WSJ delves into the trials and tribulations of trying to build a gigabit fiber network out to even the 50,000 homes at the low ends of Google's goals for their trial network. It could cost up to $1 billion, and Google's already mentioning to people it's asking for help, like Case Western Reserve University's Lev… » 3/09/10 9:20am 3/09/10 9:20am

1Gbps Streaming Achieved With Infrared Light

A Penn State graduate student and professor have built a system that transmits wireless data at 1 Gbps over infrared light. And they think it can go even faster. » 2/11/10 4:20pm 2/11/10 4:20pm

We Should Have 1Gbps Wi-Fi by 2012

The IEEE has begun voting on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard recently. And while things aren't even in the drafting phrase yet, this means that we should see the new standard—and the theoretical 1Gbps speeds it brings—by December 2012. » 12/07/09 7:19pm 12/07/09 7:19pm

Korea to Get 1Gbps Downloading by 2012

While we're all celebrating Charter's 60Mbps broadband access here in the US, the Korea Communications Commission is spending $24 billion to secure 1Gbps access by 2012. » 2/02/09 11:40am 2/02/09 11:40am