2/18/10

Google’s Broadband Network

Google is planning to construct an ultra-high speed broadband network in one or more locations across the country. The City of Pittsburgh hopes to be one of those target areas.

So who better to assist Pittsburgh in their effort to gain Google’s recognition than Carnegie Mellon.

The university will employ its expertise in technology and innovative research to demonstrate the benefits of selecting Pittsburgh to Google.

Google plans to deploy and test fiber optic networks that will deliver Internet services at a speed of 1 gigabit per second.

Translation: Internet service that’s more than 100 times faster than what’s currently available to most Americans.

Google will select “testbed” communities and pay for the construction and operation of the networks, so consumers will be charged competitive rates for the service.

For more on this project, read the release.

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