Sunday, February 14, 2010
Google experimental fibre network
Google announced last week that it was planning to trial 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home to between 50,000 and 500,000 people. Much like Australia's NBN, suggested applications were 3-D medical imaging for rural health clinics, downloading high-definition films and collaborative education with 3-D university lectures. Google issued a request for information (RFI) for local government and the public. This was intended for the USA, but I sent a nomination for City Edge in Canberra anyway.