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Feb 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Google announces fiber optic network test

Google Fiber Optic Test

Google Fiber Optic Test

Google today announced an initiative to build broadband networks in local communities around the US as part of a test. Quoting Google:

“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.”

The full announcement can be found on Google’s blog:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/think-big-with-gig-our-experimental.html

If you ever wanted fiber optic broadband to your home, office, or school now is your chance. Go to the following page and submit your information:

http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi

Good luck, and let us know if you win.

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