After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily plugged into my existing Asus RT-AC86U router, so no real changes were required on my part.
Here's a speed test result from just before the switch, via Time Warner Cable:
That's not entirely a pre-fiber result. Time Warner chose to roll out its Maxx upgrade free of charge here in Lee's Summit, Missouri when Google Fiber started its build-out here. Our peak downstream speed was 30 Mbps before that.
Now here's how the speed test result looks with Google Fiber:
Uh, yeah, not bad.
I did a quick Steam game download, which looked like so:
Transfer rates finally peaked a little higher, at about 99 MB/s, right at the end of the download.
I think I can live with this sort of Internet service.
I'll be, uh, testing Google Fiber more in the coming days and weeks, and I should have some additional impressions before too long.
|Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed||46|
|Cranberry Relish Day Shortbread||5|
|FSP CMT-series cases keep it clear and simple||3|
|Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more||10|
|MSI Optix MAG24C gaming monitor offers a lot of color for a little cash||8|
|Intel patches new vulnerabilities in its Management Engine||38|
|National Stuffing Day Shortbread||19|
|Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more||23|
|Break records with EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Hydro Copper Gaming||13|
|Working on it.||+23|