|February 17, 2014|
|Google Wants To Upgrade Their Fiber Service To 10 Gigabits Per Second|
|By Josh Wolford|
The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google's one gigabit high-speed internet service. Of cours e, Google Fiber is only in a few select areas–so looking to it as some sort of high-speed savior is ill-advised. But hey, they're trying.
Now, it looks like the company wants to make their offering even faster. A lot faster. And they want to do so in a shorter time frame than you might expect. Sadly, you'll probably never see it anywhere near your house.
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said that the company is currently working on bringing fiber of up to 10 gigabits per second–10 times the already blazing speed (at least in an American context) they currently offer. [...]
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