Google Testing Fiber Networks

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.

Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone.

There’s no way to determine what competitive pricing means for a 1Gbps connection (considering I pay Comcast about $60 a month for 10Mbps connection), but you’ve got to appreciate some internet company forcing providers to beef up their networks. 

Really, only Verizon has risked their bottom line by attempting to build a next-generation fiber optic network.

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