Google has just announced that the company will begin testing its own fiber-optic broadband network. The company believes that the network speed across U.S. is simply not enough. Google promises to setup a broadband speed of over 1Gbps. It will start the trial at certain locations in U.S. and will offer this speed initially to 500,000 users. So why would Google do this?
It seems the search giant is coming up with some “killer apps” that will require “super” high-speed internet connectivity that will also consume a massive amount of bandwidth. Google says, “We’ll deliver internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fibre-to-the-home connections.”