29 Feb '12, 4pm

Google Fiber: New Patent Reduces Installation Cost

Google Fiber: New Patent Reduces Installation Cost

In an effort to reduce the cost and time required to connect homes to the Google Fiber network, the company has developed a device that will enable rapid connection to homes without the hassle and cost of digging. In the patent application, Google stated that current connection method “requires significant effort and time” and indicated that the new method would utilize a narrow edging strip that is similar to decorative wall molding. The molding strips, which can be run along a driveway, placed in a crack, pressed into the ground, or buried into a shallow trench that is cut in the ground, will simultaneously reduce the likelihood of property damage and limit environmental impact. Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and the current chairman of the board, said the following regarding the future of fiber networks in a recent interview: “By 2020, fiber networks will be deployed...

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