Google Wants to Give Us 10 Gigabit Fiber Within Three Years

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Google' Fiber is mighty fast at 1 gigabit per second, but the company is working to pick its speeds up by a factor of ten.


At a conference earlier this week, Google's Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette explained that its coming fiber networks should boast speeds of 10 gigabits per second, reports USA Today. The next-gen networks are, according to Pichette, part of the company's "broader, long-term obsession with speed." Those networks should, apparently, allow for far broader use of software as a service—because the speeds will be reliable enough to trust for far more critical applications.

Of course, there are faster example of real-world internet, but none of them are being rolled out at rates comparable to Google's efforts in Kansas City and, soon, Austin, Texas. In fact, Pichette exclaimed "why wouldn't we make it available in three years? That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait." So even if it ain't 1 terabit per second, it'd do us just fine, thank you very much. [USA Today]




I think it's more important to get this rolled out at least nation wide before we start thinking about 10GB/s in 3 years, considering how slow the roll out has been.