Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Wants to Test Gigabit Fiber Internet For Up To 500,000 People - Google internet - Gizmodo

 

Google Wants to Test Gigabit Fiber Internet For Up To 500,000 People - Google internet - Gizmodo

Now think about this.  your average American has a 3 – 6  mb/s internet connection…. one of the slowest in the world frankly.  in many other countries, they are averaging, 20Mb/s  in certain very tech oriented countries, Japan, Korea, 100mb/s  bandwidth is not uncommon.

 

Google is dropping 1000 mb/s lines on half a million people.

that kind of bandwidth is staggering.   that’s faster than most LAN’s right now.

frankly it’s high time.  firstly the Us is very very far behind other countries when it comes to our internet infrastructure.  We have less bandwidth, and pay more, than almost every other developed country on the planet,  and more than many 3rd world nations as well.  

In this new age of digital media, bandwidth becomes very important,  with sites like Hulu and netflix, streaming our favorite movies & TV shows to us, we need to be able to watch them without stuttering and spluttering.

Current ISP’s not only have low bandwidth, but many are capping your download to insane level.s   in some cases if you use the max bandwidth, that you pay for monthly,  for 3 days straight, you will have reached your cap already…  Yes that’s right,  they consider 3 days worth of maximum bandwidth, “abuse” and shut you off. 

Right now Hulu offers, at best 480P resolution video’s.  what bout 720p or 1080p?  assuming they offered it,  most Americans simply wouldn’t have the bandwidth to be able to watch it.  but yet, that’s what people wants.

I’m glad Google is doing this, and I'm hooping other ISPs will learn ,that it’s possible to deliver big-pipe bandwidth to the masses and still turn a good profit without price gouging.