Google Fiber Announcement, Expands Services

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Google announced that its new gigabit internet service Google Fiber, which is 100 times faster than current typical internet speeds, will come to Austin. Internet industry insider Toby Clements says the service can't grow fast enough for the tech industry.

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We cannot imagine what technology will be like in 20 years, but it will be built on infrastructure like this.

Google announced last week that Austin, Texas will be the second city to receive its new ultra-high-speed internet service, Google Fiber. The announcement has struck up a wave of speculation over how popular or affordable the service will be, but domain broker Toby Clements says that as far as technology is concerned, the new speeds can't come fast enough.

Fiber boasts speeds of one gigabit, or roughly 100 times faster than a typical internet connection today. It's the first service to make speeds of this sort widely available to everyday consumers. In Kansas City, the first community to receive Fiber, the service costs $70 per month.

“As a society we've learned not to be too skeptical of new advances in technology,” said Clements, who heads one of the nation's leading domain brokerage firms. “The first cell phones, the first smart phones, the first home internet connections have all transformed the way we live our lives.”

Clements says that individual users may not immediately notice the difference, but the higher speeds will spur innovation.

“The internet industry is at the absolute limit of what we can do with current connection speeds and bandwidth limits,” he said. “This isn't just about watching Youtube without buffering. This is about opening up the limits on what we can design, build, and deliver to consumers.”

Immediately after Google's announcement, competitor AT&T announced plans for a similar 1-gigabit service in the Austin area.

Clements added: “We cannot imagine what technology will be like in 20 years, but it will be built on infrastructure like this.”

About Toby Clements:
Toby Clements works equally with small and large businesses and wants each client to have the highest performance domain possible. He publishes the Daily Domain Newsletter five times weekly and promises lightning fast response time to all clients. He can be contacted at questions (at) tobyclements (dot) com.

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