We have seen Google discussing its upcoming work to build an extra fast 1Gbps broadband network but it seems that their work on the very high speed network is going to come very soon. Google has announced that an an agreement has been made between with Stanford University to implement a network for experimental purposes. The experimental network will cover almost 850 homes on the campus’ Residential Subdivision.
According to Google Blog:
“We’ve reached an agreement with Stanford University to build an ultra-high speed broadband network to the university’s Residential Subdivision, a group of approximately 850 faculty- and staff-owned homes on campus. Through this trial, we plan to offer Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second—more than 100 times faster than what most people have access to today. We plan to start breaking ground in early 2011.
To be clear, this trial is completely separate from our community selection process for Google Fiber, which is still ongoing. As we’ve said, our ultimate goal is to build to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people, and we still plan to announce our selected community or communities by the end of the year.”
Source: via Google Blog