When is a gigabit not a gigabit? Perhaps when it’s Google’s gigabit network. Speaking today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company’s planned fiber-to-the-home network in Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas) will deliver sustained speeds of between 300 to 500 Mbps. This is still fast, but it’s not the gigabit that Google originally touted. I’ve emailed Google for a bit more clarity on Schmidt’s statements, and will update if I hear back.
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