Google Wants to Sell You Broadband

CheeseMan42 - February 10, 2010 01:16PM in Internet

Google has revealed its intent to enter into the broadband market in the United States, which is falling behind much of the world in speed and pricing. The fiber-optic network from Google has a goal of 1Gbps, more speed than any residential user could need. The best news from the announcement is that Google plans to offer this service at prices comparable to much slower services currently offered. Initial plans are to offer the service to roughly 500,00 homes across the United States. Google hopes that by doing this it can further expand its offering of apps that may be more bandwidth intensive.