Google CFO Says They're Working on 10 Gbps Connectivity
by Karl Bode 04:43PM Thursday Feb 13 2014 Tipped by existenz
Google's already leading the field with their $70, symmetrical 1 Gbps Google Fiber offering, and the company insists they're cooking up something faster. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette stated the company was already working on 10 Gbps offering as "part of Google's broader, long-term obsession with speed." From USAToday
Faster speeds will increase the use of software as a service because users will be able to trust that critical applications that are data intensive will run smoothly over the Internet, he explained. "That's where the world is going. It's going to happen," Pichette said. It may happen over a decade, but "why wouldn't we make it available in three years? That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait," he added.
So to refresh: you don't need to wait for that 10 Gbps connection you'll have to probably wait a very long time for. Still, setting a high water mark (however realistic) to pressure the nation's ISPs to aspire to something larger is the entire purpose of Google Fiber, and it's a purpose clearly again on display here.
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|reply to Mr Guy |
Re: Telecom industry, take notes.
I believe internet speeds should increase because we lag way too far behind on the world stage in terms of speeds and broadband penetration.
The next big thing: BTTP
Backbone To The Premises
(Hey, is that almost free 5/1 still free? still 5/1 or maybe 15/5? )
This is getting a bit silly. How many locations? How many 1G Google customers after 4 years of rollout? Impress us with a real business plan vs press releases.
Technically 10G has been available for many, many years over fiber for businesses. No reason you can't do the same thing for residential.
FWIW, 100G is also available and people have been testing 1Tbps in production.
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