Google has announced the experimental launch of an ultra-high speed broadband network. Currently looking for volunteer communities to trial Google Fiber, Google claims that the system will deliver Internet access 100 times faster than currently available options. Namely, 1 gigabit per second.
Here’s the video:
It will be really interesting to see how this one plays out, although I’m sure we won’t hear much for awhile. Regardless of the motivations, this gesture reflects the increasing importance of accelerating access to the Internet.
Google Fiber may just be the beanstalk that leads to the Cloud.