If you thought Kansas City's 1Gbps Google Fiber broadband Internet was fast, think again. Google is reportedly working on next-gen technology that will deliver 10Gbps download speeds over Google Fiber.
According to Google CFO Patrick Pichette (via USA Today), the company believes 10Gbps Internet speed is "where the world is going" and they want to make it available sooner, rather than later:
"It may happen over a decade, but why wouldn't we make it available in three years? That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait."
It might seem silly to think 10Gbps will become the norm, but with Li-Fi — technology that uses lightbulbs to transmit high-speed data — such fast Internet speed is possible.
So should you make plans to move to Kansas City? Don't back your bags just yet. While Kansas City is the first city to enjoy Google's high-speed Internet (those lucky people!), Austin, TX is reportedly the next city in line to get Fiber.
And if you don't move to a city with Google Fiber, well, you're just
screwed stuck with whatever slow Internet speed your provider sells. You don't need to tell me 10Gbps (or even 1Gbps down) would be heavenly; I pay $65 a month for 30Mbps down and 5Mbps up. It hurts. It hurts really bad.