Yesterday, Google announced the GFiber Labs a research group meant to help make your home internet even faster. GFiber Labs is built to be an innovation hub dedicated to expanding what is possible for the internet with a main focus on speed to the home and speed of your internet inside your home.
According to Google, this new lab will ask the question of where the internet industry needs to go next:
What if we are just scratching the surface? Is 100G really fast enough for what the future demands? Are we positioned to deliver a world of connectivity powered by cloud applications, AI and even someday quantum computing services? Have we developed advanced network services that can deliver the best content experience for customers today? And what if we invest in infrastructure and services that can lead to groundbreaking evolution for education and commercial applications that can fuel the US economy and provide economic opportunities for all?
Google says they want to push speeds in the home of 100 Gig and beyond using WiFi 7 and 8 to make home networks even faster. To do this Google says they will look at technologies like photonics, millimeter wave wireless, and others to bring high speed internet to more people, in more places at even faster speeds, according to a post by Google’s John Keib, Vice President, Technology, Operations, and Product. In the future, these speeds will be needed fo more 3D, Augmented VR, 16K video, and more.
“We have so much to do. As an industry, we need to kick innovation into high gear. We should be trying new things faster, finding out what works in the real world. GFiber Labs will do this by bringing these emerging technologies to early adopters. We’re actually already doing this — we rolled out 20 Gig to UMKC late last year, and we’re testing it with consumers today. These projects fall under GFiber Labs, and they are just the beginning.” Said John Keib.
Don’t look for these improvements to happen over night bug Google is joining a growing number of companies looking at how it can make your home internet even faster no matter where you live.