This reads just as I thought. I was lucky enough to get on Orange France’s initial 100Mbps Fiber rollout and my results were the same. The Internet was not always “faster,” because latency times were not necessarily improved with the addition of the high-speed service. Perhaps most frustrating is that big downloads were often time-capped by the ISP that was hosting the file, so I did not get to see all of the speed the fiber had.
Torrents went to full speed, though. I could download a full *Linux distro* in a minute or two….
- Google unveils Gigabit Google Fiber Internet and TV service starting at $120/month [Gallery](9to5google.com)