It's not yet clear how broadly Google Fiber plans to bring its 1Gbps data-transfer speeds to broadband subscribers around the world. But it is clear that high-speed fiber links are becoming a point of competition as French service provider Free announced gigabit broadband service.
The company's high-speed service is available to customers linked to its fiber-optic network, Free announced (PDF). Download speeds are 1Gbps and upload speeds are 200Mbps. Previously, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) customers got download speeds of 100Mbps.
For those still using copper wires, the company also announced a speed boost through an upgrade from ADSL to VDSL2 … Read more