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Google Fiber rolls out synchronous gigabit broadband

droopus (33472) writes | more than 2 years ago


droopus (33472) writes "I had to read this a few times before I discovered it was not a misprint. Google Fiber has arrived in Kansas City, promising, get this...synchronous 1000Mbit to the home. Google says there will be no monthly bandwidth caps, and no overages. It even comes with 1TB of cloud storage through Google Drive.

I personally use Optimum Ultra and thought I was hot with 100/15. When Fios started offering 300Mbit downstream I thought that was crazy fast but gigabit both ways?

Now here's my question: other than running HD streams to a dozen 60" monitors, what could a single user possible do with gigabit Internet?"

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Symmetrical not synchronous. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40948733)

Symmetrical is both up and down connections having the same speed. Synchronous is something else completely and relates to timing.

Re:Symmetrical not synchronous. (1)

droopus (33472) | more than 2 years ago | (#40953341)

Yep, indeed so. I submitted that ten minutes after I woke up and twigged the error after some coffee. Sorry about that.....

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