News Google moves into ISP realm

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Ah, this story doesn't let the truth get in it's way at all does it?

    There are conducting trials with up to 500,000 people (multiple small scale sites) to test new fibre rollout strategies that they can then pass on to ISP's in order to give fast network rollout a kick up the arse. Also it doesn't help remind ISP's that if they didn't improve their network and keep it open then Google certainly has the pieces in place to move into the market.
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD More Biddy Bang Bang than Sean Paul

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    Any word up upstream speeds?
     
  4. shanky887614

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    look at tomshardware there is more detail

    and you have to vote for your town to do this and it is only availible in the us
     
  5. Stewb

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    125k bytes is now ulktra high speed broadband? Thought that was known as midband... or not even that... slowest broadband I know of is 2Gb/s....

    yes, indded, out by a factpor of 1000
     
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  6. markoshust

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    you are incorrect. the slowest broadband you know of is probably 1Mb/s, not Gb/s. This is a thousand times faster than a 1Mb/s connection.
     
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  7. Stewb

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    :lol:

    Not enough sleep. :hehe:

    Oh yes. that really is quite fast :wallbash:
     
  8. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    Fiber should be a 1-to-1 link right? So up and down should be the same.
     
  9. Stewb

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    Time for me to stop looking like an idiot hopefully.... Maybe its technically a 1-1 link but my fibre isn't, ive got a 20Mb down but a 2Mb up, maybe thats just the ISP but its not necessarily a 1-1.
     
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  10. NuTech

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    Sure you're not talking about a Cable connection?
     
  11. Stewb

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    Yup, definitely fibre, ill check, its either 2Mb up or 4Mb up, certianly not as fast as the down though.
     
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    Fiber usually isn't 1to1. It's usually dedicated down and shared up (at least that's how it is here in Portugal). For home use at the moment we have 100Mbit down dedicated and 100mbit up shared between 5~20 households. For the industry there are a few banks (2 or 3) with 10Gbit.
     
  13. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    but will it run onlive lol
     
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    Cloud computing, anyone?
     
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    Im sure this is all a plan for Google to get out there OS to more computers this will increase the speed at which the cloud os will load.

    Also the fiber link that i use on a regular basis is 1:1 and thats in the uk, and i get about 50mb both ways.

    so just depends where you are and how its set up but im all for supporting the fast internet connection :)
     
  16. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    can you batter the internet, does it taste nice with chips
     
  17. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    not available for Canada.... booo :(
     
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  20. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    Blackie you got the wrong date to post that one, 48/49 days early
     
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