February 10, 2010

"We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people."

What they have in mind ?
  • Next generation apps: What developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it's
    creating new bandwidth-intensive "killer apps" and services, or other
    uses, we can't yet imagine.
  • New deployment techniques: Test new ways to build fiber networks, and to help inform and
    support deployments elsewhere.
  • Openness and choice: Operate an "open access" network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. 
More: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/think-big-with-gig-our-experimental.html ]

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