10Gbps Internet Connection? Google’s Working on It
Posted on February 17, 2014 8:30 AM by Tom Roeder
Everyone knows that Google is not afraid to pour a copious amount of cash into its pet projects, but this one I will be personally rooting for, as I am sure all bandwidth-conscious net dwellers will be.
Google is working on technology that will deliver data speeds upwards of 10Gbps, 10 times the speed of its famous project it has in Kansas City and now some other select cities. That is roughly 1,000 times faster than the average US Internet speed connection, which is a shameful 7.2 Mbps.
Google’s vision with this project is obviously more bandwidth, but also greater stability and reliability as our societies are becoming more reliant on bandwidth hogging activities. Netflix plans to stream 4k content this year, which it claims will require a connection upwards of 15 Mbps, roughly twice the connection speed needed for its “Super HD” content.
Google is not alone in this endeavor, as a team of UK researchers reached data transmission speeds of 10Gbps using visible light across fiber optics. This tech called “Li-Fi” used a micro-LED light bulb to transmit 3.5Gbps across each primary color of visible light – red, blue and green.
What could you do with a 10Gbps Internet connection?