It looks like Google [GOOG] is stepping up its plan to take over the world, and their latest creation is an ultra fast high speed broadband network with speeds of up to 1GB a second.
Google will be testing their new high speed broadband network is certain parts of the US, and it is asking municipalities to apply to be candidates in the tests, and Google intends to offer the trial to between 50,000 and 500,000 people.
The 1GB per second speed is incredibly fast, around one hundred times faster than current basic services from companies like AT&T, and this speed could let users download a Full HD movie in just a couple of minutes.
If Google can pull this off and are able to deliver a reliable service at a reasonable cost, they could totally transform the broadband industry, meaning other providers would have to catch up and offer similar speeds to customers.
This is great news for us, the customer, lets hope their trial goes well, and they are able to offer this super fast broadband throughout the US, Europe and the UK, although I suspect it would take them a few years to roll it out fully.
via Wired EpicenterFiled Under: Gadgets News, Technology News