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Google to experiment with fibre network

Ubiquitous outfit Google said it intends to build an experimental fibre network to bring fat-pipe internet to some American homes.

Google said it wanted to test the high-speed Internet service in a "small number of trial locations" to see if it was any good.

On its blog, the search giant claimed its fibrous root would enable Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than those most Americans currently enjoy.

"We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people," the monster said.

Google product managers Minnie Ingersoll and James Kelly wrote: " Through our trial, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.

"We want to see what developers and users can do with ultra high speeds, whether it's creating new bandwidth-intensive 'killer apps' and services, or other uses we can't yet imagine," they wrote.