Google to build ultra-fast broadband networks

"Google Inc. plans to build a handful of experimental, ultra-fast Internet networks around the country to ensure that tomorrow's systems can keep up with online video and other advanced applications that the search company will want to deliver."

"The company said its fiber-optic broadband networks will deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans."

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mrv3212805d ago

1 gigabit a second? Ermm... that's a lot. I need captain_obvious.

1 GIGABIT. SERIOUSLY? That's a Blu-ray in 50 seconds, how long before my mere 2mb get's looked upon like 52K?

HeroComplex2805d ago

A 25GB Blu-ray would take around 4min to download. The network is 1 gigabit per second, not 1 gigabyte per second. Still insanely fast.

Noctis Aftermath2805d ago

The people who are able to get on this line will be some lucky sons of b****s.

Kakkoii2804d ago (Edited 2804d ago )

There are 8 "bits" in a "byte".

1 Gigabit = 1024 Megabits

1024 Megabit ÷ 8 = 128 Megabytes

So the connection speed is 128 Megabytes. Which is still insanely freaking fast. Could download a Blu-ray movie in 3 minutes and 33 seconds.

a_squirrel2805d ago

O.o wow I want that so I can have a ping of -0.2

FinalFantasyFanatic2805d ago

Where's my fiber to the home broadband network Labour party?