This weekend I was reminded that a network is only a good as its weakest link. So is the case with Google Fiber.
The wifi access points (APs) deployed by Google are notoriously weak. So I added a Ubiquiti AC/AP to my Google Fiber-based network and ran some side-by-side speed tests. The results were striking.
From about 20 feet away, the Google Fiber AP yielded a 20 MB download and 20 MB upload. I was using a brand-new MacBook Pro that can operate on the newest wifi standard, which is AC.
From the same distance, the Ubiquiti AP allowed over 300 MB download and just less than 300 MB upload. Ten times the performance!
Google Fiber has done us the favor of removing the biggest bottleneck in high-speed access–the local connection. Avid is ready to work with you to remove many of the remaining choke-points in your network.