Google announced some days ago that it plans to offer ultra high-speed Internet. The company will build a fiber optics network in several markets and offer access to approximately 50,000 to 500,000 customers. Under Google’s plan, customers will buy access directly from Google or via authorized resellers.
The big G plans to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. According to the WallStreetJournal, this is 100 times faster than the average consumer is accustomed to.
Google doesn’t plan to offer the network on a nationwide basis. Google product manager Minnie Ingersoll said: “We have been advocating that the FCC set up an experimental testbed and this is our way of putting our money where our mouth is.”
Google will announce which cities that it has selected later this year. There’s no price information about new Google’s Ultra High-Speed Internet except the ever-vague “competitive price”. [via WSJ]