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Glimpse of the Future? Google Rolls Out 1-Gig-per-Second Network
Posted By Minda Zetlin On August 26, 2011 @ 8:25 am In Internet and Online Business | No Comments
Faster than a speeding bullet! Or at least, faster than Time Warner. Google’s new 1 Gbps network  so far appears to be more than 35 times faster for downloads than average U.S. broadband speeds , but Google’s ambition is to provide 100 times faster speeds, especially to homes and small offices where entrepreneurs are creating start-up companies. We can’t wait to try 1 Gbps speeds! But we have to wonder whether the move puts Google at greater risk for antitrust worries.
In addition to the Palo Alto network, Google is rolling out super-high-speed broadband in Kansas City, Kansas. And in an unrelated initiative, a project called GigU  is planning to build super-high-speed networks around universities.
Read more at CNET .
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URLs in this post:
 Google’s new 1 Gbps network: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20096300-266/google-1gbps-network-near-stanford-is-live/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
 average U.S. broadband speeds: http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/01/us-broadband-still-lagging-in-speed-and-penetration.ars
 GigU: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20084489-266/universities-to-bring-1gbps-broadband-to-local-communities/?tag=mncol;txt
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