The FCC has published a very interesting report. The report which is called Measuring Broadband America is a survey of broadband companies in the US that spanned several months. The purpose is to gauge how well these companies are meeting the speeds their customers are paying for. Overall the industry has done quite well with most true broadband providers meeting or exceeding their advertised speeds even at peak hours. There is one company that, well let’s just say is not doing what it should be. The fact that they have been in the news about this lately only makes the information more damning.
It all started around three years ago, when Google decided to enter the field of Internet service providers. Google would not be introduced into the households ADSL or cable Internet access, but optical cable, which should allow Gigabit throughput. Google's vision of the Internet, called Google Fiber, became a reality in the U.S. in Kansas City - the installation has started.
Only one week was needed for Google Fiber to take off in Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri). 46 designated „fiberhoods“ were qualified for the service as it was reported on the Google Fiber site. A week ago Google's fiber-to-the-home network was announced offering speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second along with TV service. They started the project in neighborhoods that showed the most interest based on pre-registration for the service (and a US$10 fee).