Building A Gigabit Fibre Network Is Real Hard, Even For Google

The WSJ delves into the trials and tribulations of trying to build a gigabit fibre network out to even the 50,000 homes at the low ends of Google's goals for their trial network. It could cost up to $US1 billion, and Google's already mentioning to people it's asking for help, like Case Western Reserve University's Lev Gonick, whose building gigabit fibre to 104 homes, that "we have a lot to learn". Oh boy, sign me up. (Actually, do sign me up.) [WSJ]