Google To Test 1Gbps Fibre Broadband At Stanford

Google has announced plans to test its 1 Gbps fibre broadband connection at Stanford University's staff and faculty housing complex.

The company said in a blog post that Stanford University's Residential Subdivision was chosen because the university was open to Google's testing its new fibre technology. The university's proximity to Google's headquarters was another reason for choosing it.

James Kelly, a product manager at Google, wrote on the blog: “Stanford’s Residential Subdivision—our first “beta” deployment to real customers—will be a key step towards that goal. We’ll be able to take what we learn from this small deployment to help scale our project more effectively and efficiently to much larger communities.”

However, Google has pointed out that the Stanford University deployment is different from its community testing scheme and that US communities chosen for testing the 1 Gbps connection will be announced by the end of this year.

Google plans to offer broadband speeds hundred times faster than what the consumers are getting today.