Google ISP, Offering 1 Gbps Data Transfer Speed

An experiment

Google has recently announced the trial run of it’s new project, fiber-to-home internet access at the speed of 1 Gb per second. Google is seeking information from interested municipalities in America about locations to build the network. It plans to serve around 50,000 to 5,00,000 people in it’s initial phase.

Google says:

Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better, and faster for everyone. Here are some specific things that we have in mind:

Next generation apps:  We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it’s creating new bandwidth-intensive “killer apps” and services, or other uses we can’t yet imagine.

New deployment techniques: We’ll test new ways to build fiber networks; to help inform, and support deployments elsewhere, we’ll share key lessons learned with the world.

Openness and choice: We’ll operate an “open access” network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we’ll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory, and transparent way.
Even though the service will be launched in selected markets, this is a big step toward the much needed revamp of ISP market all over. It’s pretty clear that Google is preparing and making it’s first step for the future of it’s online based products and not to forget, Chrome OS which entirely based on cloud computing.

  • neville

    “1 gbps”, thats an insane speed…….. i mean WOW…..

    just cant stop imagining how it will be. ……………..

    they should start this in india as well ……….!!

    • Raj

      Yes Neville, 1 Gbps sure is amazing. I doubt the arrival of this service in India in near future. The service is intended to be an experiment, if it succeeds in Google’s home country, the chances of it coming to other countries will definitely increase.

      • you can’t imagine the relief i’ll feel if i can get such speeds here in Nigeria. most isp’s here are unreliable with fluctuating speeds and stuff. and there are always excuses for bad service.

        i hope the experiment succeeds and google expands to other large markets overseas.

        • I agree Jovie. There are many locations from all over where the internet connectivity isn’t the way it should be. But, i think this problem is for the time being and it will soon fade away with much better internet connectivity because in future, almost every activity will be dependent on the internet and thus, to cater every market, the internet connectivity will have to improve. There is no doubt.

  • Chirag64

    Still waiting to feast my eyes on such a connection 🙁 😛