Research is underway for a Google 10 Gigabit per second internet connection which is over 1,000 times faster than the average connection speed in the US today. Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette discussed the idea at a conference in San Francisco earlier this week A spokesperson for Google said ‘At Google, we’re always looking to make our product better, and keep pushing the boundaries of innovation. That is part of our DNA — but we don’t have plans to deliver Google 10 Gigabit speeds in the near future’.
In 2012, Google rolled out its Kansas City gigabit and has since announced plans to do the same in Texas, and Utah although most competitors have been slow to follow Google’s Fibre program, the broadband industry has started to fight back by proposing legislative roadblocks to prevent new companies entering their turf.
Google already has access to an unfathomable amount of user data through its map, search and email services but by holding this data, the company has the revenue to fight these bills.