Real world tests of Google’s Fiber project, a high-speed ISP network installed in Kansas City, are beginning to arrive and the results are outstanding. Kansas City Google Fiber users can expect 700 Mbps down on hard-wired connections. One user reported that he BitTorrented Ubuntu in only 2 minutes. When will it arrive in your neighborhood?
International Business Times said:
“Google Fiber promises lightning-fast broadband Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, which is roughly 100 times faster than what today’s cable providers currently support. Most customers experience 5 or 6 megabits of download speed, and 1 or 2 megabits of upload speed. Google Fiber supports speeds up to 1,000 megabits each way. Google Fiber is currently active in Kansas City, and will soon spread to nearby cities in Missouri and Kansas, including Kansas City North and South in Missouri, and Westwood, Westwood Hills, and Mission Woods in Kansas.Google hasn’t announced any official plans to experiment in cities outside these six in the heart of America; however, this doesn’t mean the company hasn’t ruled out any options.”