Google explores UK rollout of ultrafast broadband

Google explores UK rollout of ultrafast broadband

Internet giant Google is reported to have been approached by a UK company regarding building a broadband network in Britain. According to a report in The Telegraph newspaper, the technology firm recently held talks with British company CityFibre on extending its Google Fiber scheme outside the US.

Google's US broadband project operates fibre optic networks in four cities with plans to extend this to a further 34 cities across the US. The infrastructure offers web access at 1,000 megabits per second, compared to a maximum of 76 megabits per second on BT’s network in the UK. The superfast broadband allows users to view high-definition television over Google's networks.

When Mobile contacted Google for comment on the matter, a spokesperson for the company told us that there has been enormous global interest in Google Fiber and the company's approach to improving internet speeds. As a result, its team members take meetings with companies all over the world as a normal course of business.

The technology firm reported revenues soared 22% to $16bn in its second quarter. Profits at the company rose 6% to $3.42bn for the quarter.


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