Google has announced they're going 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.
1 gigabit per second... take a moment to absorb that. Remember how excited we were when we could get 5mbps at home?
Google's experimental fiber network is meant as a strong message to the FCC that American's deserve better broadband. I hope this message isn't lost on the CRTC here in Canada, a true digital ghetto.