Google broadband network said to be 100 times faster than existing ones

February 10, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Here comes a bit of exciting news! Google is on road to building and testing an experimental broadband network that would be 100 times faster than what is available today. The move may be seen as Google’s attempt to redefine the way consumers currently use the Internet. A network 100 times faster, could mean real, real fast. The move also means that Google is taking the plunge into a region that is currently monopolized by major names in telecommunication.

The search giant has announced that it would build and test an experimental high-speed fiber optic network that could be available in several communities and reach as many as 500,000 people. Expected to be unveiled in 2011, the fast, new network would cater to consumers in communities that Google chooses to provide the service. The consumers in those communities will be allowed access by way of registering in to the network.

The new upcoming broadband service is expected to offer connection speeds of 1 gigabit per second. This is miles ahead of the high-speed (10 megabits per second) home internet connections currently offered by existing service providers.

For the company, the new plan would be a giant leap towards expanding the horizons of its internet empire, says an LA Times report. The move will also help Google take its products to more consumers and encourage new Internet use in various business segments.

(Via LATimes)

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