If you are like us, for the past few years you have been rabidly following the development, the implementation, the road blocks and the growing success of Google Fiber. With a growing presence in the Kansas City area and now a growing sphere in Austin, TX, Google Fiber is begining to branch out to various parts of the country supplying consumers with 1 gig connections that are putting pressure on other Internet/broadband providers locally and nationally. But the question remain, with the promise of 1 gig speeds, what is the true importance of Google Fiber? Is it the connectivity speed and what we can do with it or is it the impact 1 gig connections are having on regional broadband providers?
The Importance of a 1 Gig Connection
Here is the thing, as noted by Gigaom writer, Stacey Higginbotham: “You may be wondering why you, in particular, need a gig. The answer is that today you don’t.” Continue