1. thedailyfeed:

A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City. The unused cable, called “dark fiber” is being snapped up by Google, who could become an nationwide ISP overnight. 

Google has been buying up dark fiber across the country in recent years and plans to launch an “ultra-fast” fiber optic-based Internet service in Kansas City, Mo., later this year that will deliver speeds of around 1 gigabit per second. That’s fast enough to download, say, the high-definition version of “Moneyball” from iTunes in about 30 seconds. 


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    thedailyfeed:

    A buried and forgotten fiber-optic network could provide broadband speeds more than 2,500 times faster than the fastest broadband currently available in New York City. The unused cable, called “dark fiber” is being snapped up by Google, who could become an nationwide ISP overnight. 

    Google has been buying up dark fiber across the country in recent years and plans to launch an “ultra-fast” fiber optic-based Internet service in Kansas City, Mo., later this year that will deliver speeds of around 1 gigabit per second. That’s fast enough to download, say, the high-definition version of “Moneyball” from iTunes in about 30 seconds. 

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    But if SOPA is passed, what’s the point! Lol
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  9. jonprins reblogged this from meetjoewhite and added:
    Likewise. That is, if content providers could deliver it at such speeds.
  10. meetjoewhite reblogged this from thedailyfeed and added:
    I would switch to a Google fiber-optic network in a second if it could provide data at 1 gigabit per second.
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  12. markvessey reblogged this from poptech and added:
    NY
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    Attention speed demons.
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  18. groundfrost reblogged this from poptech and added:
    Oh wow! It sounds like heaven! I need to return to NYC :)
  19. w00zyhead reblogged this from poptech and added:
    Always impressed with google
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  21. therumtum reblogged this from poptech and added:
    This is just bitchin. Go Google. You’re my number 2.
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    Tumbled on TumTum ♻
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