US telecom company Comcast unveiled its new 10G network last Wednesday. 8 Gbit/s download and 5 Gbit/s upload speeds were achieved, setting a new record for the company.

Comcast also tested 10G networks in January, where speeds did not exceed 4 Gbit/s (up and down). As a result, the network should theoretically achieve speeds of 10 Gbit/s (symmetrical).

Comcast’s 10G build is comparable to Ziggo’s GigaNet. Network data is delivered largely via fiber optics, with only the last portion of existing coaxial cables. So consumers do not need to dig in their garden.

Google is currently the fastest internet provider in America. With Google Fiber, speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s (down, 1 Gbit/s up) can be achieved, although sales area is still limited to around 20 cities. In the Netherlands, no internet subscriptions above 1 Gbit/s are available, except for Tweak, the provider testing 10 Gbit speeds with a small group of customers.

Source: Comcast

Source: Hardware Info

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