Google to create ultra-speed 1gbps network in U.S.

The world’s top Internet search and online advertising company, Google, today announced an experiment project to develop and build ultra-speed Internet fiber optic networks capable of downloading at 1 gigabits per second.

Google says the purpose of the network is to “make Internet access better and faster for everyone,” and to give developers the necessary tools to create highly innovative technologies yet to be developed. Google’s ultimate goal for the networks is to lead to next generation apps, new deployment technologies, and more openness when it comes to selecting providers.

To put the network speeds into perspective, users would be able to download high-definition movies in less than 5 minutes, compared to hours it would take for traditional cable connections.

The search giant announced today it would personally build the network, but the system would remain open and transparent for consumers to independently choose their respective network service provider.

Google said the ultra-speed network would initially become available in selected areas in the United Sates, initially serving between 50,000 and 500,000 customers.

Google has made a formal Request for Information, giving people, including citizens and government officials, to nominate their respective communities. The application form deadline is March 26, 2010.

There is currently no time frame as to when the infrastructure would be built or when it would become available.


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  • jdjdjd

    It's 1 gigabit per second, not 1 gigabyte.
    So much for serious journalism, epic fail…

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