I listen to 98.9 The Rock all day. It's the best damn rock station anywhere. Google has been running ads on it nonstop for the past week. The ad clearly states one gigabyte speeds instead of one gigabit speeds. You'd think Google would proof the damn ads before approving them.
I live very close to the Google Fiber 'Space' location and was able to check it out a couple times. Last time did a speedtest but it was limited by the test server. So we did 5 simultaneous speedtest to 5 different tests sites and local and the total came to about 750Mbps on wan port, probably other traffic too - not sure of config. Not bad. If you have a download manager that can do multiple streams, should take better advantage of the Gbit. Torrenting obviously would too.
Onlive gaming service is purely fluid, awesomeness.
Google TV is very nice. The DVR functions are comparable to TWC but what's cool is that any Android phone/tablet can control the DVR/TV with apparently rich APIs into the DVR, so much more sophisticated DVR features can be written as an Android app rather than hacking the DVR box. This can open the doors to new ways to approach TV/DVR features written by 3rd parties.
Google also claims they don't add any additional compression (other than what the source has). I saw no sign of blockiness during hi motion video, which is a problem with TWC - especially SDV channels.
If you have questions about the service/features, I plan to go and check it out again.
So is this the part where we never see 1000Mbps results, saying that the speedtest sites are the culprit? I will then ask, if the speedtest sites cant even measure it, whats the point in having it !? lol
Does speedtest.net only do a single stream? I was the impression it doesn't do multiple streams but am not sure. It may have been the test servers he used that were restricted. The place could have also been busy with a lot of other activity on the same line.
If someone know of a test method that does multiple streams, I can go to the Fiber Space and try again.
Only downside I have for it right now is that everything is being routed to Cali first then handed off to Level3/XO. So latency is not the best atm nor is speeds for speedtesting. I'm sure the link they have between KC and Cali won't be able to handle all the traffic once this goes live also, but one of Google's datacenters is in Omaha. Till they get local peering, I'll stick to my Surewest connection. -- My Internetz: Surewest 50/5, CenturyLink 10/896, AT&T U-verse 18/1.5, Sprint 4G Hotspot Computer: i7 email@example.comGHz, GA-P67a-UD7-B3, 16GB DDR3, GTX 580 and GTX 260, Corsair 750W, Antec 1200
Speedtest.net can do multiple streams. You just need to find a server that's capable of pushing those kinds of speeds to you.
I tend to use speed tests from the likes of lg.softlayer.com rather than speedtest.net when trying to test a really fast connection, partially for the reason that those speed test sites have significantly less load and thus will get closer to the full speed of the port on the server side.
I get different results on different servers. There are servers i can't get 1Mb down on my tmobile but switching to a different local server and I'll get 20Mb down. So, speedtest.net can help, but it is by no means 100 percent accurate. -- The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult. The day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. Alden Nowlan
Re: No one here understands what this speed is used for
Give it a rest. Your employer doesn't compete with Google Fiber, so take your downplaying attitude elsewhere. No good reason to even talk about it here. Unless of course you're here to announce that Verizon will suddenly have reasonable pricing (I consider EPB's pricing to be reasonable for the speeds they provide) for their FiOS services on the low and high ends. 15/5 over fiber for $70 per month isn't reasonable, it's more o the same crap that cable companies try to push.
Would think the cheap uplink will matter more than the downlink for new generation of apps. Since most ISPs have low uplink or charge much more for more, not many apps are geared for high uplink. Would like to do Playon or Orb type of home server in HD (or very high HQ anyway) when traveling.
Probably don't need more than 100Mbps for a long time but if they are going to offer 1Gbit for less than most ISPs, why not. With multiple streaming downloads, it's could potentially be 10 times faster for downloads for very large content than 100Mbps. I'll take it over TWC charging $50 for 8/1.
Will be interesting to see if Google does anything unique for TV services in the future. They apparently have open APIs on the DVR box for Android apps to access.
How about Carbonite being able to back up 20GB of vacation photos and videos from my PC to their server in under an hour instead of days on my current connection, reducing the chance that a drive failure on my machine causes me to lose all of the photos and videos?
How about being able to record 8 HD shows at the same time on the DVR, all while streaming Netflix to 3 different machines at once, having a Skype video conversation with my mom, and downloading the latest Windows ISOs 3 at a time, and not having any of them have issues with bandwidth?