Google Australia has moved quickly to scotch any speculation that it is planning a stand-alone super-fast Internet service in Australia, following the announcement of plans by its parent company to launch a 100Mbps network in the US.Google Australia’s engineering director, Alan Noble, says the search giant is working with the NBNCo, and is hoping to take a significant role in the NBN rollout. But there are no plans at this stage to establish an Australian Internet service similar to Google’s proposed US model .
“Here in Australia, we’re very fortunate that the Government has taken the initiative to roll out a national fibre network which we believe will be just as vital to innovation, economic growth, and entrepreneurship in the 21st century as national highways and the electric grid were in the 20th century,” Noble said.
“We’re looking forward to continuing to share perspectives and insights with NBNCo on the development of high-speed, open-access broadband platforms.”
Noble said the US project is an experiment to test open-access, ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations in the US only.