Google working on Internet speeds of 10 gigabits per second

GoogleAccording to a USA Today report, Google has revealed in a recent announcement, made at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, that it is working on Internet data transfer speeds of 10 gigabits per second.

The report revealed that Google CFO Patrick Pichette said in remarks at the conference that Google is working in the direction of making the next generation of Internet speeds - of 10 gigabits per second - a reality.

The mentioned data transfer speeds - which, as per Pichette will push the use of software as a service (SAAS) - will be considerably much faster than the 1 gigabit per second which Google Fiber is currently offering in Kansas City.

About a 10-gigabit connection, David Belson - author of Akamai's State of the Internet report - said that the speed of such a connection will, in theory, be approximately 1,000 times faster than the speed of the average Internet connection in the US, and nearly 400-500 times faster than the standard broadband connection.

With Google's attempts towards 10-gigabit per second data transfer speeds essentially underscoring the company's efforts to push the currently available speed envelope with Google Fiber, Pichette said about the projected timeline for 10-gigabit Internet: "Why wouldn't we make it available in three years? That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait."