It’s easy to forget how revolutionary high-speed Internet access was in the 1990s. Not only did broadband kill the screeching sound of dial-up, it also spurred innovation, helping to create amazing new services as well as new job opportunities for many thousands of Americans. But today the Internet is not as fast as it should be. While high speed technology exists, the average Internet speed in the U.S. is still only 5.8 megabits per second (Mbps)√¢‚Ç¨‚Äùslightly faster than the maximum speed available 16 years ago when residential broadband was first introduced. Access speeds have simply not kept pace with the phenomenal increases in computing power and storage capacity that’s spurred innovation over the last decade, and that’s a challenge we’re excited to work on.
Google is going to offer Gigabit Internet in Kansas City, Kan and Kansas City, Mo. When I tell people I have a 100 Mbps connection they often ask me if I need that much. Google will offer a connection ten times faster for about the same price. And yes, of course, I need Gigabit Internet.
Please Google, please bring this to Austria as soon as possible.