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Shaw to Test Own Gigabit-Per-Second Broadband Service

Google isn't the only company setting its sights on a gigabit-per-second Internet service.

Canadian cable and broadband company Shaw Communications said Feb. 17 that it was testing technology that would increase the 100 Mbps Nitro high-speed service by a factor of 10.

The fiber-to-the-home test is targeted to an April 2010 launch.

Google announced last week it was seeking interested communities to test a high-speed service that could become a test-bed for high-speed apps.