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Google is working towards 10 gigabit connections

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Google is working on technology that would deliver data at speeds of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times the bandwidth of current Google Fiber connections, according to a new report in USA Today. "That's where the world is going. It's going to happen," Google CFO Patrick Pichette said on a call with Goldman Sachs. "That's what we're working on. There's no need to wait."

The technology is still in a research phase, and Pichette made clear it may take years before the connections are ready to be implemented on a consumer scale. Still, he made clear that Google has no intention of stopping the 1 gigabit speeds currently offered by Google Fiber. Instead, Pichette described a long-term obsession with faster connections deployed at larger and larger scales, powering data-intensive services that would impossible to run on current infrastructure. It's a vision that's shared by many in government: the FCC has called for gigabit connections in all 50 states by the end of next year, although so far only a handful of states have responded to the challenge.