Monster response makes Google Fiber move community broadband award into 2011

Google Fiber finds massive interest in broadband Internet access program

The response become a test market for Google's planned high-speed broadband network has been overwhelming, so much so the company today said it would delay awarding the system until 2011.

According to a post in its website, Google said 1,100 communities and 194,000 individuals responded to its proposal. Google had hoped to award the test program this month.

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"While we're moving ahead full steam on this project, we're not quite ready to make that announcement," stated Google's  Milo Medin, Vice President, Access Services on the site. Medin just joined access services this week.  "We're sorry for this delay, but we want to make sure we get this right. To be clear, we're not re-opening our selection process-we simply need more time to decide than we'd anticipated. Stay tuned for an announcement in early 2011."

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In October the company said it will beta Google Fiber in early 2011 on a network in the Residential Subdivision at Stanford University.  Lessons learned at Stanford will be applied to the larger community project, the company said.

Ultimately Google is planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of US trial locations. The company says it 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. Google said it plans to offer service at a competitive price to up to 500,000 people.Follow Michael Cooney on Twitter: nwwlayer8  

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