Verizon is Developing New 10Gbps Broadband Tech

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    It looks like Verizon is planning on trumping Google Fiber in the near future. According to the latest news, Big Red is deep in development on a new fiber technology that will be 10 times faster than Google Fiber. The new tech basically uses different colors/wavelengths of light across their existing fiber-optic network and would allow starting speeds of 10Gbps. They expect that as the tech evolves they will eventually be able to offer 40 to 80 gigabits per second speeds.

    To put this in perspective, the average broadband speeds across the US hover around 10-15 Mbps. Verizon's future 10 Gbps service would be roughly 1000 times faster than that. This would allow users to download a 2 hour HD (high definition) movie in as little as 8 seconds. (Streaming 4K TV on Netflix would be a snap with these speeds!)

    Clearly this is exciting stuff. It's also worth noting that Verizon is already in the final testing phase of this tech. Here's a quote with the final details,

    We will keep an eye out to see when this technology actually hits retail markets. We suspect it will likely be offered to businesses first. Of course, the more cities that Google rolls out their Google Fiber 1 Gbps service in, the more industry pressure will be placed on Verizon and other ISPs to compete. We can't wait to see how fast this tech starts to proliferate.

    Source: Verizon
     
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    I'm working with 105 Mbps and I can't even fathom 10+ gigs. Holy crap.

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    Yeah... with future speeds like these, it's ridiculous that they fought so hard against Net Neutrality. Their pipe will be so large that there will be no logical reason to "pay per bit." The network performance will outpace our capability to consume data.
     
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    What's the point? We still have parts of the US who barely have dialup. Fix those areas.

    I have 30/5 service at home and most websites struggle to get me my max DL speed.
     
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    And i'm sure they'll cap it to 10 gigs a month and $50 for every gig after that.
     
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    That is awesome and will continue to challenge the market.

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    Exactly. Funny that they released this information AFTER they released their new data plans. Proving the point that, dumping their UDPs was simply a money grab on their part.

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    I only get about 40 Mbps and I'm with you. In my mind, full movies will just SHOW UP on my screen and allowed unlimited fast forwarding/rewinding with NO buffering. Entire OS updates just POOF ready to install BEFORE I even click on the button to download them.

    GIMMMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Seriously though. My 40 ("Up to 60) at home is more than adequate for our needs. However, I'm glad to see them working towards the future, because things just keep getting bigger and bigger as far as their data requirements (for the most part).
     
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    I think it's great, but 8-10mbps has always been more than enough to stream Netflix or Prime without any buffering issues. If I downloaded movies or music it would be sweet!

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    Just in case I need to clarify... this is for hardline internet service... not wireless. :D
     
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    Doh!

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