Internet became almost an integral part of our life. It is becoming more and more essential for us. No doubt, the salient features of the Internet are the reason for the same
There is one factor which remains unchanged since it is made available to the common man. We all strive for more speed!!!
Remember the old days, when the Internet was available at just the speed of KBPS. A dial-up connection breaking too often! We were in the desperate need of the speed then. Now the broadband connection with the minimum speed of around 256KBPS is available in all major areas, and we need more speed now as well. The average Internet connection in the USA is giving around 5MBPS of the speed and we are still in need of more speed. The reason is the vast area of application covered by the Internet. Live video and audio streaming and other remarkably resource hungry web utilities made it necessary to have faster and faster Internet, a requirement.
With an aim to provide 100 times faster Internet than it is available nowadays, there are various technologies tried and various companies are making efforts. Google entered the area as well! (It is tough to say now a days that which area in IT field will remain untouched by Google.)
Google Fiber is the name given to the project.
For the experimental stuff, Google chose Kansas City, USA as the area to provide and embed the technology from a list of more than 1000 possible places. The cabling work is over in the area and now the Internet is available by Google there, in three different plans.
- Free Internet
- Gigabit Internet
- Gigabit + Google Fiber TV
You can find details for each plan on their official site https://fiber.google.com/
Google has segmented the areas of the Kansas City into zones known as Fiberhoods (Fiber-Neighborhoods?). The people from the areas are invited for the pre-registration process and based on the user response, the areas are to be prioritized. If you live in the neighborhood of Kansas City you can visit Google FiberSpace to experience the Internet with this new technology at 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO, 64111.
What do you think about this project? Will it be the starting point for the possible 1GBPS Internet connectivity? Will the GBPS Internet be a reality soon? We would love to hear from you.