Google Fiber tests ultra high-speed network on campus
By Haelin Cho
The Stanford Daily
July 14, 2011
The 850 homes in Stanford’s residential subdivision will soon be the first location in the country to have access to the “ultra high-speed” broadband Google Fiber network, which will operate at speeds of up to one gigabit per second — more than 100 times what most Internet users across the country have access to.
Installation of the network commenced this past spring. According to Stanford Campus Residential Leaseholders (SCRL) Board of Directors President James Sweeney, also a management science and engineering professor, the Google Fiber project is an opportunity for the residents on campus to participate in a project that will provide more sophisticated Internet service, with perks ranging from video linkages to faster downloads.
“What we got out of it was an opportunity to get us a very cutting edge of the technology with a pricing plan that is attractive,” Sweeney said.
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