google_fiber_to_the_homeSo Google’s 1GB high speed fiber Internet is here. Google today announced that it was launching the fiber-optic broadband service in the US calling it “The Google Fiber”. The service will be offered for trail run to the residents of Stanford, California. Google also said that it signed an agreement with Stanford University which will enable it to build the high speed fiber optic network to the university’s residential subdivision which will allow about 850 homes housing staff and students to get connected.

Once connected residents are to get a blazing 1Gb per second high speed Internet which is 100 times faster than an average Internet connection. Google said that once the field trial goes well, Google will roll out the service and expand it. Our sources had said that Salt Lake City, Utah was one of the hot spots where Google will be introducing the service. This will let Google target a larger audience in a big city.

Google eventually plans to roll out the service to about half a million people. If the service is well received, Google plans to take on giant telecos by offering high speed broadband Internet. Sceptics are cautious about signing up for the service. Google has been in news for some wrong reasons lately and some are worried if letting Google take over every aspect of the Internet is a bad idea.
Google Fiber is said to be available in early 2011. 1Gbps internet vs Privacy? I like my Privacy better 🙂

By rjcool

I am a geek who likes to talk tech and talk sciences. I work with computers (obviously) and make a living.

10 thoughts on “Google’s 1GB Internet is here!”
  1. How would a fiber optic cable be used to spy on someone, isn’t it simply used to transfer information like a cable wire? Plus I don’t really care if Google can see what I’m looking at, it’s not like they care what I bought off of Amazon last week.

  2. Actually, they do care what you bought off Amazon.

    And if the network is owned by them it means they have servers at some points before your stuff goes out to the world, and they can stick more to analyze your data.

    Not that any other ISP can’t do that, but the thing is that Google has a lot more to gain directly. Specifically, its advertising business does. They can directly increase their ad revenue by delivering more accurate ads based on your traffic.

  3. I agree with Coma, ISP’s always can track what u r browsing and google can actually get an idea of what interests you and can use it for ads or even evil things 😛

  4. Yeah fuck google internet. It’s not a good idea to consolidate that much power into the hands of one company. Our internet privacy and rights are already under attack by committees and government entities wishing to actually “blacklist” websites using the supreme court so that you cannot connect to a certain website if they deem it unacceptable. Maybe not a bad thing you say? Well sure I bet it would cut back on sites with high spyware and malware and viruses, but at the same time do you really wanna open the door like that, and let them get their foot in.. that’s just the beginning of a dark path imo. Consolidating information in the hands of a few people is NOT a good idea.

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