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AndyCr15 14-02-10 11:41 AM

Google to offer 'ultra high-speed' broadband in US

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.

"We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. We'll deliver internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today," it continued.
Are Google really bent on world domination? :lol:

BBC News

Hootington 14-02-10 11:52 AM

Yes, yes they are. But if they can actually get those speeds constantly then it won't be a bad thing :P

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