Internet access is common in the developed world, but many in emerging markets are just now getting online. For Google, one of the most visited sites… read more
Google is on a mission to update the web’s wiring—and they’re not talking a decade or more to do it. The firm’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, recently said his firm is working to boost internet speeds a thousand fold in the next three years. “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen.” The project is called Google Fiber and, though it’s in just three cities so far, an additional 34 cities in nine metro areas may be approved for Fiber by yearend.
If you suffer from Google Fiber envy, which delivers close to gigabit speeds, there’s good news: you don’t have to move to Kansas anymore. It… read more
Last November, neighborhoods in Kansas City became the first to enjoy the 1Gbps Internet speed made possible through Google Fiber. As Google considers the possibility of bringing Fiber to other communities (some signs points to Canada as a possible spot), a group of remote farmers in the UK with sluggish Internet speeds decided they didn’t want to wait on their ISPs, the government, or even Google to deliver an upgrade to their broadband speeds. They opted to build an ultrafast fiberoptic network themselves.
Citizens of Kansas City who signed up for Google Fiber are about to see how fast online access can be with the company’s new fiber-optic… read more
The modern era of broadband internet lead to the rise of downloadable music, massively multiplayer online gaming, a surge in e-commerce and much more. Now,… read more