Google Fiber is the fastest broadband internet provider in the US, but according to the Chocolate Factory's CFO Patrick Pichette, its 1Gbps connection speeds are going to increase ten-fold.
Pichette told the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference that the firm is actively developing the equipment to pump 10Gbps of data into homes and offices on its network and will deploy it faster than people expect.
"That's where the world is going. It's going to happen," Pichette said, USA Today reports. Originally, the plan had been to roll this out in a decade but "why wouldn't we make it available in three years? That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait," he added.
When asked if Google was planning other roll-outs for fiber, Pinchette refused to be drawn. "Stay tuned," he told the conference. ®
Source: The Register via Reddit
TL, DR Version of Below: Google is going to try and increase Fiber speed to 10Gbps in 3 years, it'll be good for everyone because it'll force ATT/Comcast/etc... hands.
Long Version Rant:
In case you didn't know, I'm a firm believer that America is being screwed by the legalized monopoly system that is our telecom system. ISP's are cable companies, Cable Companies are Telephone companies, it's ridiculous to me they are allowed to do this. On top of that they've worked hard to shut down Google Fiber and has a lobby that works with states to limit or block the rollout of city or county run Fiber networks.
So to hear Google say that they plan to get their speeds up to as much as 10Gbps, that's like a little angel saying to me that soon, Comcast and ATT and their friends will have no sand left to bury their heads in, people are not going to be happy to keep paying the same for 20mbs on throttled streaming connections in the future and caps will have to go too to make room for 4K and 60GB downloaded games when Google if not blocked can come to town and destroy that.