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10-Gbit Google Fiber is already real, just not from Google

Mark Hachman | Feb. 17, 2014
Google executives said Thursday that they're working on 10-Gbit optical fiber connections. They won't be the first.

The subtext, however, is that Lightpath, and Verizon, and most likely eventually Google, will probably bring the faster speeds to businesses, where the additional bandwidth will be shared among numerous employees. Honestly, one can probably argue that a gigabit of bandwidth is way more than one individual needs, even someone who is streaming video, using cloud gaming services or downloading every Linux distro in existence using BitTorrent.

The bottom line: Yes, 10-Gbit connections are coming. But not immediately, and probably not to your home.


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