We reported a few days ago that Google has embarked on a grand plan to deploy a 1 gigabits-per-second fiber to the home network to provide US homes with ultra-high speed broadband service. Now a group of 16 towns in Utah, all members the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) consortium, have applied to be part of Google’s initial network.
“It is as if our cities have been buying a certain stock for years and the world wasn’t sure if we were doing the right thing. Then one day Warren Buffet walks in the room and announces that he is going to buy that same stock. Now they are sitting up and paying attention,” said Mike Winder , mayor of West Valley City, a UTOPIA member, in a press release.
Google is currently soliciting bids for where it should offer the service as part of a “Request for Information” that ends on March 26.
Source: PC World.