Google To Launch 1 Gig Fibre Broadband Network

Google has unveiled plans to launch experimental fibre broadband networks in several U.S. cities offering one gigabit connections, far beyond what ISPs in North America currently offer.


  1. This is excellent news. I would switch to Google in a heartbeat if they came to Ontario. Skynet is evolving.

  2. Dwight Williams says:

    Hopefully not in that particular direction!
    I’m more partial to Robert J. Sawyer than to Harlan Ellison via James Cameron. 🙂

  3. Big deal. A gigabit last mile connection means little. There are too many places in the pipes between where you are, and where the server is, to allow you to use more than a fraction of the throughput.

    Serg. I’d love to be able to get something more than 14,400 bps at a reasonable price. The only option that I’ve got is satellite, and I live not that far outside of Ottawa. And no, I’ve looked into the local wireless companies, even had them out to do a survey.

  4. Good news, but….
    Don’t think for a minute the Big Four here won’t lobby to legislate a Google network illegal (or at least dumbed-down to low-megabit) up here 🙁