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…
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.
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.