After much delay and red tape, Google is finally stringing fiber along telephone poles in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, over 100 mikes of fiber have been already hung.
Besides hanging the fiber, Google also has crews digging trenches and laying underground fiber. On top of this, over half of the Google Fiber Huts have already been built both in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
Google’s 1 GB ultra-high-speed broadband service, Google Fiber, originates in Google Fiber Huts (equipment aggregator huts). The Google Fiber Huts are connected to the Internet backbone.
Fiber will be run from the Google Huts, along the telephone/power poles and onto each individual residence and business. There is a small fiber to Ethernet conversion equipment box inside the building where Ethernet cables and/or wireless routers can be connected.
Since every location will have its own individual fiber feed directly to the Internet backbone, unbelievably ultra-fast data transfers will take place. On top of this, Google Fiber is designed to give the user the same fast upload speeds as they obtain in downloading.
Google calls this Gigabit Symmetric Fiber Connectivity and everyone gets 1 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload speeds. Imagine uploading complex designs or your own videos in the blink of an eye.
John Toccalino, Google’s manager for the project commented in a Q&A blog post “Well, we still have a while before infrastructure is complete. Kansas City is big, and we have to hang fiber throughout almost all of it. Once we’re done with that, we can move to the next step where we’ll be connecting fiber to homes.”
Google had expected to complete this massive project by the end of 2012. Do you think they will reach that goal?
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