Google sets eyes on the future, starts working on extremely high-speed technologies
Google Fiber is already one of the fastest Internet providers out there, and it looks like the company wants to increase the speed even more.The web giant is reportedly working on technology to deliver data transfer speeds of 10 gigabits per second, which is ten times faster than the connections already offered by Google Fiber.
USA Today signals that this is 1,000 times faster than the average Internet connection in the United States.
The company is trying to find a way to allow a more stable connection for applications that require a lot of data transfer, as Patrick Pichette, Google chief financial officer, said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference.
“That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen,” Pichette said. Google, as always, wants to be one step ahead of everyone and instead of waiting around for other companies to create a certain product, puts in the effort and tries building it.
High speed Internet, as Pichette mentioned, could come in the next decade. But why wait, he said, when Google could make it available in three years?
Of course, it’s true that not everyone will need such high Internet speeds, since most households can do with much less. For some, even the 100 megabits per second speeds are overkill since the most they need is to check their email and read the news online.
But in the end, it’s not necessarily about this particular moment in time, but rather about the future, when needs will be different, due to the bandwidth used to stream audio and video, cloud services, video chats, huge software updates and online games.
As 4K videos are around the corner, there’s going to be an even bigger need for fast connections, even with YouTube’s coding method that’s supposed to lower the loading the time.