Google Has Announced that it plans a trial of a "fiber to the home" (thats fiber optical cables run from the exchange to a house for those that dont know) network to 50,000 potentaly 500,000 people. This network could potentaly provide speeds of up to 1 gigabit per seconed.
If the trial succeds google will know just about everything people do on the web, is it safe for one company to have such power ?
*EDIT: thanks to chuz
my understanding is the trial is only avalible in north america
Here is a video intro to the network form google and a link to googles site.