[TriLUG] Google to trial 1Gb Internet in a few cities
chipperb at nc.rr.com
Wed Feb 10 12:25:59 EST 2010
I am a student of history.
One of the reasons FDR was so sucessful was because of REA, ( Rural
Electification). The power companies simply
refused to put power lines out to rural america.
Just a note LBJ( Lyndon Johnson) was a house member at this time(
1930's) , and he got his district qualified
to receive REA assistance.
When the lights came on in his district, people started naming their
children after him.
We need a program like that to make sure every home has broadband access.
Mark Turner wrote:
> Google is making use of its miles of dark fiber to offer 1 Gb Internet
> service to a few cities in a trial run. I hope the Triangle is one of
> those places. I want my 1 Gb Internet!!
> P.S., have you signed up for TriLUG's nc-broadband list yet? ;-)
> Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network
> 2/10/2010 08:00:00 AM
> Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional
> medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a
> specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length
> feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates
> around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture.
> Universal, ultra high-speed Internet access will make all this and more
> possible. We've urged the FCC to look at new and creative ways to get
> there in its National Broadband Plan – and today we're announcing an
> experiment of our own.
> 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.
> Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access
> better and faster for everyone. Here are some specific things that we
> have in mind:
> * Next generation apps: 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.
> * New deployment techniques: We'll test new ways to build fiber
> networks, and to help inform and support deployments elsewhere, we'll
> share key lessons learned with the world.
> * Openness and choice: We'll operate an "open access" network,
> giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent
> with our past advocacy, we'll manage our network in an open,
> non-discriminatory and transparent way.
> Like our WiFi network in Mountain View, the purpose of this project is
> to experiment and learn. Network providers are making real progress to
> expand and improve high-speed Internet access, but there's still more to
> be done. We don't think we have all the answers – but through our trial,
> we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of
> delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.
> As a first step, today we're putting out a request for information (RFI)
> to help identify interested communities. We welcome responses from local
> government, as well as members of the public. If you'd like to respond,
> visit this page to learn more
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