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Google is 'pondering' a fiber network in Europe

Google is eyeing off building a fiber network for Europe

By: Anthony Garreffa from Oct 24, 2011 @ 20:31 CDT

A Google executive has said that they are 'pondering' a fiber network for Europe, perhaps based on its experience building out a gigbit fiber to the home network in the U.S. Google's dedication ot better infrastructure is essential to the success of many arms of its business, and it seems to understand what people and businesses will do with more bandwidth.


Marketwatch is reporting that David Drummond, a senior vice president said that Google were interested in building out a fiber network in Europe:

During a meeting at the French Industry Ministry, Drummond said that Google was "looking very closely" at a potential project in Europe, without specifying where this project would be launched or when.

This news story is short on details, but with Google looking at building a fiber network in Europe this means great things for broadband customers. It would force ISPs to offer faster or cheaper services when compared to Google's fiber rollout. Europe is fast becoming one of the most advanced broadband countries, with places like The Netherlands and portions of Scandinavia rolling out fiber to the home.