According to Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette, who we have the pleasure of listening to every time there is a Google earnings call, there is no need to wait another decade for 10Gbps Internet speeds in American homes.
In a talk about Google Fiber during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Pichette was quoted as saying, “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen. It may happen over a decade, but why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.”
Google Fiber currently offers 1Gbps download and upload speeds for customers who pay the premium price, but with Comcast set to gobble up Time Warner, it doesn’t appear Google is afraid of that acquisition. From Pichette’s quote, we now look forward to Google increasing FIber’s speeds up to 10x within the next few years, but it’s not certain if that dream will become a reality so quickly.
As most Americans (and Android fans) will tell you, it doesn’t matter how fast the speeds are as long as Fiber is exclusive to only a few markets in the country.
When asked about Fiber coming to more markets, Pichette replied, “Stay tuned.”