Google Fiber network speeds ahead of competitors

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  1. KeyPer4Life

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    The sleeker technology allows Google Fiber customers to surf the Internet at a speed of one gigabit per second, up to 100 times faster than existing broadband services.

    Google Fiber boasts that its service can download an entire movie in less than two minutes.

    Some privacy advocates also worry that the project raises questions about how deeply Google will become entwined in its customers’ lives.

    “It gives them yet another way to gather and amass information about people, to build their digital dossiers,” said John Simpson, director at the public interest group Consumer Watchdog. “They have so much data about users at their fingertips and become a magnet for government request for that information.”

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    To be honest, I don't think that we need 1 Gbit/s connections, plus fiber optics is overrated, cable is working just fine. ;)
     
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    That sounds like the computer expert years ago that said we would never need a CPU faster than a 386.
    With new speed comes capabilities not even thought of yet. It will always need to be faster.
     
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    Yes, I know what you mean, however, I think 200 Mbps is enough for now.

    I also think that cable is better than fiber, with fiber you need to connect all appliances (STB, router and DECT phone) to the main fiber modem.

    With cable you can just plug the modem/router and STB into the wall. :)
     
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