Google is forcing big broadband providers to boost speeds - Vox: "When Google first announced its plans to offer 1-gigabit-per-second broadband service back in 2010, it seemed ridiculously fast. At the time, many households had broadband speeds that were 100 times slower, and only a handful of cities had residential internet service anywhere close to 1 gigabit.
Today, Google offers gigabit in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, Utah, and it's gearing up to offer service in several additional metro areas in the next couple of years. At the same time, incumbent cable and telephone companies have become a lot more interested in offering high-speed broadband service."
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