Google to Offer Ultra High-Speed Broadband

Google, Inc., plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. It will 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. Google says it will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

“The purpose of this project is to experiment and learn,” Google says. “Network providers are making real progress to expand and improve high-speed Internet access, but there’s still more to be done. We don’t think we have all the answers — but through our trial, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.”

The company has promulgated a request for information (RFI) to help identify interested communities. More information is available at www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi.

Google, Inc., plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. It will 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. Google says it will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

“The purpose of this project is to experiment and learn,” Google says. “Network providers are making real progress to expand and improve high-speed Internet access, but there’s still more to be done. We don’t think we have all the answers — but through our trial, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.”

The company has promulgated a request for information (RFI) to help identify interested communities. More information is available at www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi.

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