March 25, 2010
Contact: Public Relations, Marketing & Media Department at (803) 545-3020
In the City of Columbia: Famously Hot. Surprisingly Fast.
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 3D video of a university lecture. Universal, ultra high-speed Internet access will make all this, and more possible. Google has urged the FCC to look at new and creative ways to get there in its National Broadband Plan ' and now they are announcing an experiment of their own.
Google is planning to build, and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. They will 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.
How Can You Help?
â?¢ Nominate Columbia, SC by March 26th:
â?¢ Become a Facebook Fan:
â?¢ Upload your Video Nominations:
â?¢ Use our twitter hashtag: #surprisinglyfast
More information about Google Fiber