Google’s ISP Plan To Offer 1GB/sec Fiber-Optic Broadband To More Than 50k Homes

Kudos to Google. They’ve created Android, Gmail, redefined the cloud, conquered the search engines, will have the Chrome OS, built Chrome the web browser, yesterday Buzz, and now? Google’s planning to offer an “experimental” ISP broadband service. Un-bel-iev-able. This plan is to offer Internet browsing speeds of up to 1GB per second, being 20 times faster than all of the other ISP clowns in the room. On its blog Google says:

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

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T? They must be joyful. Putting this deathblow aside, Google plans for the service to be deployed to 50,000 homes, and up to 500,000. Price? “Competitive” Google says. They’re doing it on a trial basis and will push forward things like being more open-source. Now just imagine: Google could create an Android home phone that could make call using Wi-Fi — the possibilities are endless! Video after the jump.