Yesterday Google started to connecting individuals to their Gigabit home Internet service that has been dubbed “Google Fiber”. Google’s blog specific to Google Fiber mentioned they have been conducting preliminary tests with specific homes to insure the network was functioning properly. The speed Google Fiber will provide people will dwarf the average home in the United States.
Google’s product page for Google Fiber states “Google Fiber starts with a connection speed 100 times faster than today’s broadband”. Reports so far have shown that the download and upload number are accurate. To provide a little perspective, I just conducted a speed test on my network and I am currently at 16Mbsp which I consider to be fairly quick. I would consider anything over 100Mbps as amazing but Google Fiber has far have exceeded this feat.
Currently Google Fiber is only available in Kansas City, Google has spent the last several month building the network and hopefully they spread to other major cities soon.
Google Fiber Network Box
The best part about is the price. The 1-gigabit-per-second service will only cost a staggering $70 per month. These speeds are available for both uploads and downloads and come with 1 terabyte of data storage and a network box to deliver the service?
*image credit goes to Google Fiber.