BBC News – Google to offer ‘ultra high-speed’ broadband in US

Google is spreading its wings in yet another direction – this time as a network provider, offering super-fast broadband to thousands of US homes. It plans to build a fibre-optic network offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second) to up to 500,000 homes. It said it would compete on price with other broadband providers offering much slower speeds. Google said the trial was about promoting killer apps that would take advantage of fast speeds.

via BBC News – Google to offer ‘ultra high-speed’ broadband in US.