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Google Fiber to offer 10Gbps plans

Vyralize: Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, has announced that the Fiber team is working to increase its Internet speeds ten times. Currently they offer customer 1Gbps up and down, but now they’re working to increase your download speeds to 10Gbps.

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Bimkoblerutso1681d ago

I could download my vidya games in seconds...christ...

Bobertt1681d ago

I think it would be better to work on bringing the 1Gbps to more places than 10 to a few areas.

blacktiger1681d ago

I agree! I am still waiting from up North! Toronto! We got retarded competitors are no different than At&t and Verizon!

gizmig1681d ago

Totally agree. In India you have to face problems even with the connection of speed with few megabytes only.

ajax171681d ago

Damn, I'd be happy with 10mbps...

Spiewie 1681d ago

Well I'm supposed to have 25 mbps but in my area the top speed is 2.4...... hardly anyone will get 10th gbps xD

ITPython1680d ago

It's 25 megabits per second, not bytes. And there is 8 bits in a byte.

Therefore 25/8 = 3.1 megabytes per second. Your getting 2.4MB per/s, which is pretty close.

Google fiber @ 10Gb per/s will be 1.25 gigabytes per second download speeds... which is absolutely insane!

Spiewie 1680d ago

nope my offer states mega bytes xD good point though.

ITPython1679d ago

How much are you paying a month? Cause if you are paying for a 25MB (200Mb) connection but only getting 2.4MB download speeds, then that should be unacceptable.

Around here, if we had speeds of 200Mb, it would easily cost $300-$400 a month, if not more. That is a HUGE amount of bandwidth, and something usually only big companies need if they are hosting servers/websites that get a lot of traffic.

I wouldn't rule out a typo or general misunderstanding of the term on the ISP's part, as a lot of people interchange megabits and megabytes, even though they are completely different. All of the ISP's I have seen always choose megabits because it is a higher number and looks more appealing to the consumer.

And for the longest time I always wondered why my ISP's claimed speeds were so much higher than what I was getting, then I divided by 8 and those numbers made a lot more sense.

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