Google announced on its blog today that they’re “planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States.” If you’re lucky, Google could be your next ISP!
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.
Here is the video explaining the project:
Google has put out a request for information (RFI) from communities interested in being part of this test. They’re accepting RFIs from local governments, as well as members of the public. To learn more visit this page.
On a global scale, the USA only ranks 18 in its Internet connection speed with an average speed of 3.9 MBps.
This could be what the USA needs to get some momentum in move to finally get coast-to-coast high speed Internet.
Read More over at TechCrunch.