Neowin: Google announced on Wednesday that it plans to create and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States.
The network connections will deliver Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second with fiber direct to the home connections. Google says it plans to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. In a company blog posting Google outlined their vision:
Google says the projects aim is to experiment and learn but if it is successful then the company could look at rolling this out further. Google has put out a request for information and is encouraging governments and communities to nominate themselves for the trial. Google said it will announce their target communities later this year.