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Google Fiber delivers cable-crushing 700Mbps download speeds to early adopter

Updated 10 years ago
Published Nov 14th, 2012 12:12PM EST
Google Fiber Early Adopter

Google (GOOG) began rolling out its first residential fiber deployments in Kansas City on Tuesday and the verdict from one early adopter is in: This puppy is really fast. Kansas City resident Mike Demarais told Ars Technica that Google Fiber has consistently delivered download speeds in the 600Mbps to 700Mbps range on his Ethernet connection while delivering speeds in the 200Mbps range over Wi-Fi. Demarais also told Ars that the service has been “unbelievable” so far and that he’s “probably not going to leave the house” for the foreseeable future. Needless to say, we hope that Demarais’s experience is common among Google Fiber customers because we’d love to see Google bring this service to cities across the country.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.