For residents of Stanford University’s campus, browsing the Internet is a completely different experience from the rest. A couple of days back, Google’s revolutionary 1 GB per second broadband service has gone live.
The project will be a sort of beta test and if successful, bigger townships will soon get to be part of Google’s high speed broadband network. Apart from Stanford, Google is carrying out the experiment in Kansas City as well.
Google Fiber as the project is called aims to provide 100 times faster connectivity than other providers so that Internet usage becomes a faster, better experience. During the Stanford test drive, users experienced speeds upto 150 mbps while downloading files.
In an announcement, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google had said, “High-speed Internet access must be much more widely available”. He also mentioned that broadband has become a integral driver for new businesses, but still America ranks at No. 15 in terms of access.
Google Fiber aims to provide broadband access at a larger scale in the near future. If the project does go live on a larger scale, buffering and slow downloads will be terms that shall cease to exist.