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Google goes to the 'last mile' with FTTH tests

Thursday 11 February 2010 | 11:43 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Google announced plans to roll out one or more FTTH test networks in the US this year. The company wants to offer broadband at 1Gbps at "competitive" prices, using open access networks with multiple service providers. Google announced a call for interest from local government bodies to partner on the networks, open until 26 March with the intention of starting roll-out this year. Google aims to test the very high-speed service with 50,000 to 500,000 users. Given the cost of the plan (connecting 500,000 homes will easily cost USD 500 million), Google clearly believes in very high-speed

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Companies: Google
Countries: United States
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