Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Google Fiber Real World Performance Will Make You Sick with Envy

 |  |  |  |  |  November 14, 2012


It’s not like I live out in the sticks or anything, I’m only a few miles outside of a city of well over 100,000 people. However, I’m stuck with one DSL provider with 5 Mbps download and a scant 0.73 Mbps upload speed for $70 a month. Now, Google has gone and made me so jealous of its Google Fiber service that went live this week in Kansas City that I can hardly stand it.

google_fiber_ookla

A Google Fiber subscriber named Mike Demarais ran a speed test on his blazing fast new web connection the second it was live and racked up some very impressive numbers – though lower than the service’s theoretical top speed of 1 Gbps. He recorded a download speed of 696.38 Mbps and upload speed of 620.49 Mbps. Granted those speeds could go down as more users are on the service, but still that is insanely fast for $70 a month. In addition, speeds drop down to about 200Mbps over a Wi-Fi network, which is still plenty fast for most things.

The man says he was able to download a entire torrent of Ubuntu in about 2 minutes, though he doesn’t indicate how much data that involved. My DLS connection can hardly muster enough bandwidth to stream Netflix and play Call of Duty II at the same time – and you can forget having enough bandwidth to stream two TV shows at the same time.

Hopefully, we’ll start to see Google Fiber service roll out in more cities in the not-too-distant future.

[via Ars Technica]



Apple MagSafe Duo Charger

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger

Transforming Flashlight + Utility Knife

Transforming Flashlight + Utility Knife

Kammok Arctos 20ºF Trail Quilt

Kammok Arctos 20ºF Trail Quilt

Bowler 2022 Challenge Racing Series Uses Customized Defenders

Bowler 2022 Challenge Racing Series Uses Customized Defenders

Morgan Plus Four CX-T is Designed to Tackle the Trails

Morgan Plus Four CX-T is Designed to Tackle the Trails

The Acura NSX is Going Out with a Type S Bang

The Acura NSX is Going Out with a Type S Bang

Advertisement