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Google Testing its Ultra High Speed Internet Network

Google Testing its Ultra High Speed Internet Network
Google is trying to launch a 1 Gbps broadband network for 850 faculty and staff homes at Stanford University campus in 2011. Currently they will install it for an experimental test drive.

Google has struck a deal with the University of Stanford to build a broadband network that will fuel the Internet speed to 1 gigabit per second. The experiment will start early next year. This is Google’s latest effort to test how the ultra high speed broadband access works in homes. This could mean the current residential online connections would be 100 times faster.

The search engine depends on fast speed broadband connections and they have ensured its applications that they would serve their consumer effectively. They also proposed to test such networks in American communities that serve 50,000 to 500,000 people. They will announce the selected community or communities by the end of this year hopefully.

The network for now will be installed at the Stanford University’s residential subdivision on the campus’ southeast edge. A reason why Stanford University was selected is that the layout of the residential neighborhoods and the small group of homes make it a good choice for a beta deployment. And the location itself is just a few miles from the road of Google. This makes it all easier for Google’s engineers to monitor the progress.