The Speed of the Internet at Google (Googleplex)

Recently Google hosted a thread on Reddit where they answered questions from the general public.  The question of Internet connection speed at Googleplex came up.  To put things in perspective, the average download speed in South Korea is 20 Mb/s, 16 Mb/s in Japan, and 5 Mb/s in the United States.  Personally, my connection with U-Verse is a blazing, or so I thought, 25 Mb/s.  Google’s pipe is a mind blowing 523 Mb/s!

They posted their current connection speed (using speedtest.net tools):

Google Internet connection speed

Google Internet connection speed test that they ran at speedtest.net

 

And to demonstrate the speed in a real-world measurement, posted this download screenshot (click screenshot for full-size view).

Screenshot of Google downloading Rift over their huge pipe

Screenshot of Google downloading Rift over their huge pipe

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