Google to Offer 1Gbps Broadband Internet Speed

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Google is at it again. Dreaming the impossible dream and planning to achieve something no matter what that cost may be, or even perhaps whether it is going to be a boom or fail.  Believe it or not, Google wants to become one of the world’s provider of the fastest broadband internet service which it plans to accomplish through fiber networks.

Google is planning to build and test ultra high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the U.S. The grand plan? – to provide Internet speeds that will be more than 100 times faster than what Americans are enjoying right now . Well, how does 1GB/sec fiber-to-home connections at a very competitive price  sound to you? Sounds good? Then hope that you become one of the first 50,000 to 500,000 people in America whom Google plans to initially offer this service to.

The specifics of Google’s grand plan of providing the fastest  Internet connection to American homes include:

  • Next generation apps: We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it’s creating new bandwidth-intensive “killer apps” and services, or other uses we can’t yet imagine.
  • New deployment techniques: We’ll test new ways to build fiber networks, and to help inform and support deployments elsewhere, we’ll share key lessons learned with the world.
  • Openness and choice: We’ll operate an “open access” network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we’ll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory and transparent way.

To kick off the project, Google is sending out Request for Information to identify potential communities.


Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • Ken in Maine

    I vote that they offer it in Saco Maine. We could use some real broadband competition up here and would make a perfect size test area.

  • Isabella Christian

    1GB/sec !!! when their dream comes true, it would be a consider as a biggest invention.

  • SEO Melbourne

    1Gbps thats mind blowing! Not sure if a normal computers can handle such amount data.

  • Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    OMG 1GBPS this is unbelievable . . I think this is the step to for next generation web experience.. Thanks to Google.. Expecting that to happen through out the world..