July 26, 2012

The Google Fiber Experiment

Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband internet network infrastructure using fiber optic communication  – it will be 100 times faster than standard high speed

They are doing the test in, of all places, Kansas City!

They are asking Kansas City residents to pre register for the installation of Google Fiber in their neighbourhood. The areas of Kansas that reach their installation pre registration goals, will be the first to get Google Fiber installed in their hood !

I’m not making any sense?

Then watch this:

Clearly for Google to continue to gain traction in the online world with rich media content on Youtube, they need to have very fast internet…so why not create the infrastructure yourself, instead of relying on others, and use the interactive nature of online communications to see which neighbourhood deserves it first.

The ultimate supply and demand – eg ‘you want very fast internet, Kansas neighbourhood? Then show us how much.’

I shall be watching this very closely because if the Kansas test works, it could be coming to our hoods in the coming years !! I think there may be some Canadian bureaucracy to fight through first before it does !

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: Media, Nerdy But Nice, Useful | No comments yet - be the first

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