Google has plans to build an experimental broadband system in select communities across the U.S., according to the company. The system would supposedly be able to provide speeds up to 100 times faster than current high-speed Internet capabilities, and as much as 1,000 times faster than the fastest non-high-speed systems.
How fast is that? Well, they say people would be able to download full-length movies and other large files in about 30 seconds, instead of hours. For professionals, including tax and accounting pros, who increasingly rely on web-based programs and hosted services, this obviously has great promise.
But don’t expect to be able to connect to it tomorrow, or even next year, unless you live in one of the very lucky cities selected for the initial development. But as more and more people use the Internet for streaming movies, video games, audio and other large files, it’s good to see the beginning of a solution.