February 10, 2010
[efoods]Google is spreading its wings in yet another direction – this time as a network provider, offering super-fast broadband to thousands of US homes.
It plans to build a fibre-optic network offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second) to up to 500,000 homes.
It said it would compete on price with other broadband providers offering much slower speeds.
Google said the trial was about promoting killer apps that would take advantage of fast speeds.
“We planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States,” the search giant said in its blog.