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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google to "test" 1GB internet download speed in U.S. which is currently #29 worldwide

here's the current top 14 world-wide in internet download speeds...

Top Countries by Download Speed

  • 1. 23.35 Mb/s Korea, Republic of
  • 2. 18.17 Mb/s Aland Islands
  • 3. 17.38 Mb/s Japan
  • 4. 16.73 Mb/s Latvia
  • 5. 15.24 Mb/s Romania
  • 6. 14.76 Mb/s Lithuania
  • 7. 14.58 Mb/s Sweden
  • 8. 14.08 Mb/s Netherlands
  • 9. 13.99 Mb/s Andorra
  • 10. 13.77 Mb/s Bulgaria
  • 11. 12.28 Mb/s Moldova, Republic of
  • 12. 10.73 Mb/s Hong Kong
  • 13. 10.64 Mb/s Portugal
  • 14. 10.24 Mb/s Slovakia

the united states...??
  • 29. 7.57 Mb/s United States
woo-hoo, right...? but google might, just might, bring as many as 500,000 of us UP TO ONE WHOLE GB...!!!
Google, the world's biggest online search engine, wants to turbocharge your Internet connection.

The company said Wednesday it is getting into the broadband service business with trials for fiber networks that will deliver Internet access speeds that are 100 times faster than what most Americans are getting today.

The company said in a blog that it will build fiber-to-the-home connections to a small number of locations across the country that will deliver Internet access speeds of 1 gigabit per second. The company didn't say what areas would be part of its experiment, but said prices would be competitive and that its network would reach at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the company doesn't currently have plans to expand beyond the initial tests but will evaluate as the tests progress.

and, in typical wapo, head-in-the-sand, context-free fashion, completely neglects to mention that there are a full TWENTY-EIGHT COUNTRIES that have faster internet than the u.s... great going, wapo...!!

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