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Google looking to boost Google Fiber speeds up to ridiculous 10Gbps

Published Feb 13th, 2014 3:18PM EST
Google Fiber Speed Increase

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Even as Time Warner Cable keeps arguing that people really don’t want super-fast Internet, Google is plowing ahead with plans to make its Google Fiber network even more of a beast. USA Today reports that Google CFO Patrick Pichette told the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference this week that Google is working on technology that will boost Fiber speeds up to 10Gbps, or around 10 times what they already deliver. In what reads like a veiled barb against other American ISPs, Pichette pointedly said that there was no reason to wait when it comes to deploying the fastest Internet technology available.

“That’s where the world is going, it’s going to happen,” Pichette told the Goldman conference. “Why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.”

Google Fiber is already by far the fastest broadband service in the United States although its reach is limited because Google is only offering it in three marks so far: Kansas City, Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Pichette unfortunately didn’t give any specifics on whether Google Fiber would be expanding to more markets in the near future and only told everyone to “stay tuned” about expansion announcements.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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