Google Building Ultra-Highspeed Internet Line in Kansas City

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Google Building Ultra-Highspeed Internet Line in Kansas City

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As part of an experiment on next-gen internet, Google has made plans to give Kansas City an fiber line with a 1 gigabit per second download speed.

Imagine what's possible with a 1 gigabit per second internet connection. You could download an HD movie in 5 minutes, video chat with your entire extended family with no network strain, and watch all the porn. Well, if you happen to live in Kansas City, you're in luck, because Google wants to give you the gift of crazy-fast internet.

In an attempt to find out what kinds of things the tech industry can do with such an astounding amount of bandwidth, Google decided to fund several "experiments" into high bandwidth networks, including the one it plans to build in Kansas City. The company asked for interested communities to let Google know that they wanted this uber-internet.

After about a year of rallies, YouTube channels, and open letters aimed at convincing Google to build the highspeed line at 1,100 cities around the country, the company finally settled on Kansas City. In a post on Google's blog, Vice President of Access Services Milo Medin said that in choosing a city, the company looked for somewhere " ... where we could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations. We've found this in Kansas City."

Google says that the network should be up and running sometime in 2012, and that it is looking at bringing the extremely fast network to other cities around the country.

Source: Google's Blog

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You can never watch all the porn.

*makes plans to move to Kansas City* I'm already drooling at the thought of downloading Steam games in mere seconds.

Kevlar Eater:
*makes plans to move to Kansas City* I'm already drooling at the thought of downloading Steam games in mere seconds.

I came in here to post this, more or less.

I want.

I want really, really bad.

And I'm not all that far away...

1 gigabyte per second download speed:

'Cause crackheads and meth addicts REALLY love their internet!

XD

OT:

You had to have known that this was inevitable.

My internet is 1MB/s

For me, this would be like going from the stone-age straight beyond the future into the future future.

Now I also want to move to Kansas City.

Considering Vermont's internet stuff, we'll be getting this in 2020. Maybe, if we're lucky.

So how much does it cost to live in Kansas City?
I really hope this technology catches on and spreads to the rest of the US/ the world.

Scott Bullock:
As part of an experiment on next-gen internet, Google has made plans to give Kansas City an fiber line with a 1 gigabit per second download speed.

An fiber line?
Really?

Either way, this looks quite fun.

Lol, with those sort of speeds you'd start bottle-necking in your own hardware like as not ^_^ You'd have to get Cat 5e cables to handle the speed, and your router might just say no, lol. n top of that, connections outside Kansas City would be slower, so I guess you'd have to persuade Valve to set up a server there if you wanted to DL your Steam library in just a couple of minutes :D

xXSnowyXx:
You can never watch all the porn.

It's true. They produce that stuff at a rate many many times faster than you could ever watch it, even with a room full of screens...

xXSnowyXx:
You can never watch all the porn.

We're getting there. I will be the person who does.

Dear Google;

Please come to Canada and save us from the tyranny that is the big telecoms. That is all.

Sincerely,

All of Canada

zHellas:
1 gigabyte per second download speed

AHEM: Gigabit, not byte

That's an eighth of the speed you're thinking of.

OT: I have a 256 kB/s DSL connection.

Fuck me.

That's like friggin 125MB/s... daayum.

Unless the servers where you want to download stuff from are based on Kansas you wont get all of its speed.

Yes! YES! Fuck you, AT&T! I can finally cancel my wireless with that fistfull of assholes!

*runs around in circles, screaming in happiness*

EDIT: *reads the linked article and sees that Google chose Kansas City, Kansas.*

God dammit!

Sweet shame my part of england probably won't see this technology for about 10 years.

Excluding the bottleneck at the server end that's damn fast. That's reaching the point where what category Ethernet cable and network card you have in your PC actually matters for day-to day internet.

I'm pretty sure South Korea or Japan already gets speeds like that. Although I could be wrong.

Coming NEVER to a town near you.

Grogman:
I'm pretty sure South Korea or Japan already gets speeds like that. Although I could be wrong.

They tend to average around 16-18mbps although a lot of people there have much faster like 50 or even 100mbps but I don't think even they can get this kind of speed for the average person.

Yeah that seems much more likely.

Lucky fucks. Damn man, I WANT THAT. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD!?

Kansas City? Shit. Why there?

Is this because they wanted to rename Topeka to Google?

Kevlar Eater:
*makes plans to move to Kansas City* I'm already drooling at the thought of downloading Steam games in mere seconds.

Melts. Several times. Steam games in seconds... Oh GOD yes.

What? I doubt hillbillies even know what the internet is! Why give it to them? Give it to ME! I NEED ALL THE PORN!

frago roc:
Dear Google;

Please come to Canada and save us from the tyranny that is the big telecoms. That is all.

Sincerely,

All of Canada

I agree with this, I will do whatever it takes to get a better internet here with unlimited bandwidth, our telecom companies suck. Save us.

Sincerely,

More of Canada.

Guess who's in luck?

it's me

Bricks have been shat.

OT: That is so unnecessarily fast it's mindboggling. I thought the 50Mbps I have was way unnecessarily fast, and this is 20 times faster!!! Just for emphasis I will restate what I said earlier: Bricks have been shat

Also, at least from what I've seen and heard, Google is a very consumer friendly company. I hope if they do start to become a big ISP, that they won't impose data caps. If that happens, please overtake Comcast or at least threaten them in enough places so they get rid of their data caps if you decide to not build here for awhile.

Sincerely,
A wishful thinker

xXSnowyXx:
You can never watch all the porn.

OT: Development is good. But that speed capped is twice faster than you could transfer to a USB 2.0 device, in practice.

I'm currently in the rather middle-of-nowhere countryside, but they recently built a cable, allowing households to get 100/100 MB connections. That's sick enough. I only got a rather high latency, 10MB at best, mobile broadband for less than 14 € / a month, serves well enough, and is still even inside the subjective boundaries of playing some fast-paced online FPS's, if it isn't acting up.

I'm just saying there are more important things than just the record-breaking speeds. And this is Google... The first time I'll raise my eyebrows for what it has done, will be when it begins to buy whole countries in bundles, rather than one buy one.

1 Gb/s download?

meh, we will all have that speed someday, now if it was a 1 Gb/s download AND upload speed......

then WANT.

WANT YESTERDAY.

I mean.......think of the latency!

John Marcone:
What? I doubt hillbillies even know what the internet is! Why give it to them? Give it to ME! I NEED ALL THE PORN!

Ahhh stereotypes.

Dimitriov:

xXSnowyXx:
You can never watch all the porn.

It's true. They produce that stuff at a rate many many times faster than you could ever watch it, even with a room full of screens...

...


OT: yeah, i dont know what i would do

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