Google pushes Web's speed limits
Google staked a claim on another corner of the technology universe Wednesday, saying it now wants to turbocharge your Internet connection.
The company said it will begin in certain test markets to offer broadband service capable of delivering bits and bytes at speeds 100 times what most Americans now receive from their cable and telephone companies.
The announcement is the latest in a recent series of moves by Google that appear calculated to help the Internet juggernaut leapfrog the existing technology establishment to position itself for the future.
As computer users spend more time communicating on social networks such as Facebook, Google this week unveiled Google Buzz, which aspires to knit together a variety of social networks into one grand collective.
Last month, Google released its first smartphone in a bid to challenge the way the wireless industry sells handsets. The move came as the company experiments with Google Voice, a service that allows people to choose a new phone number and relay calls to their other numbers.
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February 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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