There is nothing quite like a speedy Internet connection as you work (or surf, or download stuff). The advent of broadband technology has certainly come a long way in making sure that we no longer need to depend on the screech of the 28.8k modem to check out Facebook accounts, and the data pipes today serve up Full HD movies without breaking a sweat. Google has a grander vision for the future, as it has been reported that they are targeting data transfer speeds which are approximately 1,000 times faster compared to the average U.S. Internet connection.
Oh, by the way, we did talk about the top 10 fastest Internet connections by country in the world recently, and the U.S. came out 13th in that particular study, which is no mean feat by itself actually considering the geographical challenge posed by our country. Apparently, Google is not going to take things easy as they are currently looking into technology which can deliver data transfer speeds over the Internet at a whopping 10 gigabits per second, which is 10 times faster compared to what Google Fiber offers in Kansas City.
In a nutshell, it would be approximately 1,000 times faster compared to average US connection speed of 7.2 megabits per second. Hmmm, what would the average home do with such speeds, really? I suppose the applications will eventually come to cater for the existing infrastructure, as such has always been the way in the world of tech. After all, isn’t 640k enough for everyone?
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