Google Appointed Networking Expert Milo Medin to Oversee Its Fiber Optic Network

Google has hired networking engineer Milo Medin to oversee its rollout of a gigabit-per-second broadband to homes across the U.S. Medin is widely viewed as an expert in Internet networking, and is credited with pushing TCP/IP in the 1980s as a standard for Internet connectivity.Google today said "we're not quite ready to make that announcement." […]

Google has hired networking engineer Milo Medin to oversee its rollout of a gigabit-per-second broadband to homes across the U.S. Medin is widely viewed as an expert in Internet networking, and is credited with pushing TCP/IP in the 1980s as a standard for Internet connectivity.

Google today said "we're not quite ready to make that announcement." The reason? Google says "We're sorry for this delay, but we want to make sure we get this right. To be clear, we're not re-opening our selection process--we simply need more time to decide than we'd anticipated".

Google says that 1,100 communities across the country put in a request for the fiber.

Medin says the final announcement about where the broader roll-out will begin will take place now in "early 2011."

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