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Google working on 10Gbps internet

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Google’s obsession for speed is clear from the fact that the company is working hard to boast its speed to up of 10 gigabits per second.

Patrick Pichette, Google’s chief financial officer, confirmed the news while addressing the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. According to Pichette, the next-gen networks are a part of the company’s “broader, long-term obsession with speed” which indicates the company’s attempts to develop and implement 10-gigabit Internet speeds.

Google’s existing Google Fiber service runs at a speed of 1Gbps, which is more than 100 times faster than the average data transfer rate of 9.8 megabits per second (Mbps) in the United States. A speed of 10Gbps would be more than 1000 times the average data transfer rate currently available in the country.

Faster Internet speeds would mean more people will use software as a service (SaaS) over internet and this means that the number of people using the cloud, Google, and devices like the Chromebook to work and play in cyberspace would definitely increase in coming future, said Pichette.

Pichette said: “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen”.

He added that instead of waiting for the speed thing to happen over the next 10 years, “why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.”