Archive for February, 2010

Super Fast Fiber Optics at Your Door with Google

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Google wants to bring super fast fiber optic internet service direct to your door, and they want your community’s help in making that possible.  They plan to construct a test network in select communities that will deliver fiber optic connections as fast as 1 gigabit per second. Google has long been a developer of “cloud computing” – that is, making applications that are hosted elsewhere on the internet instead of on a user’s desktop, which frees the user’s computer for more storage.  However, the problem with fully developing these technologies is that broadband is not big enough, connections are not fast enough.  Thanks to Google, the plans for building a national high speed network are now giving locals something to talk about.