Thursday, February 11, 2010

Google to Test Fast Broadband in Selected Communities

Google announced on Wednesday that, in an effort to spur innovation in the United States, it would launch a project to offer fast broadband service in selected communities.  According to The New York Times, and a post on Google's corporate blog, the company will test a high speed fiber optic broadband network capable of allowing people to surf the web at 1 gigabit per second.
How does this relate to Korea?   As many of you know, this country is already building a nationwide fiber optic network that will deliver gigabit per second broadband speeds to all major communities in the country by 2012.  If Google and Korean policymakers are correct, this should make South Korea, along with Google's selected communities in the U.S., centers of innovation!

1 comment:

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