Google announced last October that they would be beta testing their Google Fiber initiative in a small residential neighborhood affiliated with Stanford University, and one lucky Redditor posted the results. The service is being provided free to the faculty and staff of Stanford that live just off campus and the speeds are mostly unheard of in this country. This beta test, of course, comes ahead of the roll-out of their Kansas City experiment in 1 Gbps fiber internet service. Speedtest results linked and pictured below for you to drool over. 

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  • SlyNine1 - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Thats amazing, I hope they come to Cheyenne W.y.!

    The grade should say, HOLY S#!t just like in unreal 2004 lol.
  • arnavvdesai - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    I believe Tata Communications is an Indian company. Are they providing some logistical support to Google? Frankly though I wonder why Google would need them.
  • gsk_maverick - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    U believe?
    for an indian u r pretty uninformed.
  • ninjustin - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Why is the land blue and the water white on that map? That's a horrible choice for a world map. My head is still spinning.
  • Taft12 - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    They need Tata because Verizon and AT&T desperately want you to continue to believe we can't have internet speeds like this in the USA "because the USA is larger than European and Asian countries".

    I, for one, would welcome new Indian telecom overlords!
  • mixim - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Ah, just to rub it in your guys face. HEre in sweden its pretty common with 100 mbit and 1gbps internet in apartment houses. I pay $30 a month for it!
  • kxp - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Not that common but becoming increasingly popular in Estonia as well. I can get PON (passive optical network) connection 100/20 for 24€ (34$) or actually I should say I have it for over a year now. The project started about 1 and a half years ago.

    This actually isn't only 1 provider but all 3 major providers offer similar solutions for similar prices (one goes for 120/10 and powerboost to 150 - eurodocsis)

    Hoping to get faster speeds this autumn but not sure about it. The official routers only support 100MBit but the GPON ONT supports over 3,5GBps.
  • TyphoidMary - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Where abouts do you live in Estonia? Tallin?
  • kxp - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Yes as I said, I live in Estonia and more precisely Tallinn but those connections are available in all of the bigger cities in estonia.
  • JarredWalton - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    How much do you pay in taxes, though?

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