I've tested it too I posted this in another thread...
I live very close to the Google Fiber 'Space' location and was able to check it out a couple times. Last time did a speedtest but it was limited by the test server. So we did 5 simultaneous speedtest to 5 different tests sites and local and the total came to about 750Mbps on wan port, probably other traffic too - not sure of config. Not bad. If you have a download manager that can do multiple streams, should take better advantage of the Gbit. Torrenting obviously would too.
Onlive gaming service is purely fluid, awesomeness.
Google TV is very nice. The DVR functions are comparable to TWC but what's cool is that any Android phone/tablet can control the DVR/TV with apparently rich APIs into the DVR, so much more sophisticated DVR features can be written as an Android app rather than hacking the DVR box. This can open the doors to new ways to approach TV/DVR features written by 3rd parties.
Google also claims they don't add any additional compression (other than what the source has). I saw no sign of blockiness during hi motion video, which is a problem with TWC - especially SDV channels.
If you have questions about the service/features, I plan to go and check it out again.
Back in the day, I had "purely fluid" gaming on my 360, over a 3Mbps DSL.
I sure hope Google has something planned to utilize these completely unnecessary speeds. Give the rest of the ISP's a kick in the ass to do upgrades. If KC fails, we may NEVER see this stuff.
I was talking Onlive Cloud gaming service, are you familiar with the service? The gaming server is somewhere else - completely different than gaming consoles.
Nope. What else is there !? lol
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I have to agree. They need a killer app to show what you can really use this for. Otherwise, few will see the value in it.
Would think the cheap uplink will matter more than the downlink for new generation of apps. Since most ISPs have low uplink or charge much more for more, not many apps are geared for high uplink. Would like to do Playon or Orb type of home server in HD (or very high HQ anyway) when traveling.
Probably don't need more than 100Mbps for a long time but if they are going to offer 1Gbit for less than most ISPs, why not. With multiple streaming downloads, it's could potentially be 10 times faster for downloads for very large content than 100Mbps. I'll take it over TWC charging $50 for 8/1.
Will be interesting to see if Google does anything unique for TV services in the future. They apparently have open APIs on the DVR box for Android apps to access.