Google is working on technology that would enable 10 gigabits per second, which is 10 times faster than what is offered through Google Fiber in Kansas City. This is also 1,000 times faster than the average U.S. connection speed of 7.2 megabits per second.
Google CFO Patrick Pichette made this announcement at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference on Wednesday.
“That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen,” stated Pichette. The goal is to make it in around 3 years. The need for faster Internet will become a major priority in the years to come as web video applications start to offer 4K video. Netflix already announced that they are planning to stream content in 4K this year, which would require a 15Mbps connection.
[Source: USA Today]