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Majority of US Signs Up For Google Fibre

The majority of US states have applied to become test markets for Google’s new fibre network programme, technology news website Information Week reported on Wednesday.

Google has stated on its 'Fiber for communities' website, launched to thank interested users and share information about the project, that nearly 1,100 communities and 194,000 individuals have replied positively to company’s request for information about communities seeking a high-speed broadband network in their state.

According to a blog post by the company’s Fiber Product Manager Minnie Ingersoll, Google is reviewing the responses and will name the selected communities by the end of the year.

Google announced its plan to provide one gigabit-per-second fibre broadband in February this year.

Writing on the Google blog, James Kelly wrote: "If one message has come through loud and clear, it's this: people across the country are hungry for better and faster Internet access."