This technology is trying to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas
Fiber optic internet cables can bring crazy-fast internet connections to everyone in the United States. Theoretically.
In practice, the people who could most use a new high-speed connection -- low-income residents of both urban and rural areas -- are the ones least likely to get it.
Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds
How would you like Google Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line? That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice for broadband.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding G.Fast: When will it be available? Who will be able to get it? And how much will it cost? But on Monday, one crucial question was answered: How fast will it be? Very.
Super-fast Internet is coming over your phone line
Today, you have a choice between cable broadband Internet, which is expensive, or DSL Internet over your phone line, which is slow. But soon, a new technology will be coming to your home that will offer Google Fiber-like speeds right over your phone line. It's called G.Fast, and Israeli chipmaker Sckipio is showing off the powerful technology at CES this year.