Thursday, February 11, 2010

1 Gigabit per second internet connection ? Yes, Google has got it!

Looks like Google is out there to capture everything that is internet! First they got the world under its control through its flagship and subsequently coming up with a slew of other services that has capitulated the company into one of the biggest players in the world computer market. Google's plan, now, is to setup a no of ultra high speed, fibre based, internet connection that will reach 1 Gigabit per second or even more on an experimental basis at the moment.
The experiment, if successful, will capitulate Google as the King of the internet as there is no one even close to giving that kind of speeds to the general public at the moment.

Google says,
"Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone. Here are some specific things that we have in mind:
  • Next generation apps: We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high-speeds, whether it's creating new bandwidth-intensive "killer apps" and services, or other uses we can't yet imagine.
  • New deployment techniques: We'll test new ways to build fiber networks, and to help inform and support deployments elsewhere, we'll share key lessons learned with the world.
  • Openness and choice: We'll operate an "open access" network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we'll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory and transparent way."
That being said, only a lucky few (Google says around 50,000 people) will be able to enjoy this high speed internet  for a very competitive price at the moment. Once the experiment is done with, Google will make it open to all ISPs to deliver this high speed service through their network. It seems Google is trying out this experiment as improvement in internet speeds and reliability will only help Google propel further considering that even now, Google's main source of revenue is its search engine only.

Check out the video posted by Google explaining their experimental venture below.

For those living in The U.S., fill the form here if you want them to offer service in your region. Remember this is on experimental basis for now and thus only limited connections will be given out. The region showing the most active interest in this will get a chance to try their service. So register here

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