Google has just announced Google Fiber, a broadband service and interactive television provider that will offer internet speeds up to 100x faster than average broadband. Google has pledged that customers who sign-up will enjoy mouthwatering downloads and upload speeds of 1GBps. That kind of speed is best suited for, well, anything you can think of. You will have the capability to stream an HD movie, download music, and order a pizza all at the same time.
Google is offering three different packages of Fiber.
- The Gigabit and Fiber TV service will cost $120 a month and will include 1GBps download and upload speeds without a data cap, as well as a terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage.
- Package two is for broadband only customer. it will cost $70 a month and offer 1Gbps downloads and uploads. It will also provide the 1 terabyte of data storage.
- Package three is free internet. For the $300 fiber optics set-up free, you will get 5MBps download speeds and 1MBps upload speeds for seven years. Google will offer this service for a limited time only. You can pay $25 a month for the first year, up to the $300.
The equipment, appropriately named Google’s Network Box, will be placed in your home and will serve as a hub, The box serves as a Wi-Fi router and has four Ethernet ports. A remote control would probably work just fine, but no Google will be providing customers with a Nexus 7 tablet to control their Network Box free of charge.
Here is full spectrum of the plan, including the channels available.
You may be asking yourself” is Google Fiber available is my area right now?” The answer is most likely no. The service is only available in Kansas Cities. That’s Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
If you want Google Fiber to be rolled out in your Kansas neighborhood here are the details: Google is launching virtual “rallies” to encourage people to sign up on a web site. The golden number is 40-80 households, once that may houses register for the service, Google will hit the “on” switch.