Google To Build Fiber Networks In Africa As Part Of Project Link

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Google has launched a new project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in places that do not have fast broadband connections starting in Kampala, Uganda.  This is part of a project called Project Link.

Google picked Kampala because it is a dense urban area that is limited to pre-broadband speeds.  Google is involved with many projects around the world to offer faster broadband access.  Google is also involved in helping local businesses, schools, and other organizations to enhance their Internet experience.

ISPs and operators that sign up for Project Link through Google pays the search engine giant fees.  Google did not say whether or not they will build networks in other cities.  Right now, Google will focus on serving 3 million people in Kampala.

[Source: Google Africa Blog]