Google to offer broadband internet to selected US communities

GoogleNet? Google Internet? Whatever it is, is Google set to conquer the broadband internet service territory? In a recent post entitled "Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network" via it's official blog, the search giant reveals what's in the works.

"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," Minnie Ingersoll and James Kelly, Product Managers, wrote.

Like its WiFi network in Mountain View, Google's purpose of the project is to "experiment and learn... xxx and to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone."

Whoa, 1gbps is supah fast! Sounds like there's coming a future big threat to internet service providers worldwide. What do you think?