In IT, IT/IS, Surveys, trends on April 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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In download, fiber, Google, internet, Kansas City, upload on April 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm
If you work or live in the Kansas City area, in the last week you’ve probably noticed Google workers out hanging fiber on utility poles and digging holes to install fiber underground.
Over 100 miles of fiber has been hung, and Kansas City is well on it’s way to getting faster, more efficient internet capabilities.
So how does it work?
According to Google’s Fiber Blog: Google will route fiber connections into Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO through several equipment aggregator huts. From there, the fiber cables will travel along utility poles into neighborhoods and homes. Every home that has Google Fiber service will have their very own fiber-optic cable that directly connects all the way back to the Internet backbone.
Google Fiber users will be able to download and upload files at the exact same speed, enabling users to upload large files in seconds rather than minutes or sometimes hours.
Sounds great, right? We’ll just have to be patient – the service won’t be ready for some time. The infrastructure must be completed throughout Kansas City before area homes can be connected to enjoy this incredibly fast internet.
I can’t wait!