Google Fiber, Fast Broadband/TV Service, Starts in Kansas City
Google is launching its ultra-fast 1Gb-per-second Google Fiber Internet and Fiber TV service.
Google is taking over the world.
According to Google, their new internet connection will run at 1,000Mb per second -- much faster than Verizon's 300Mb-per-second FIOS service, which is also fiber based. Fiber-optic connections provide much faster speeds than DSL and cable.
The company has been working on it for the last year and a half. The service was detailed today by Google, and residents of Kansas City can now pre-register to get it.
Google is offering three plans. The Gigabit + TV service is $120 a month, with a $300 construction fee waived if you sign a two-year contract. The Fiber TV service offers a large selection of network and some cable channels in HD, including Showtime and Starz. Along with the package, Google is throwing in a free Nexus 7 (which isn't easy to find) and a TV box that records up to 500 hours and eight shows at once on its two terabytes of storage.
Why does Kansas City get Google Fiber first?
Kansas City beat out more than 1,100 other cities to win the Google project. The company said the enthusiasm of residents won it over. The company is using a similar metric to decide who gets Fiber service first: neighborhoods that express the most interest by pre-registering will be the first to be wired.
Is Google Terminator's Skynet?
Is Google SkyNet? In a word: Yes. In fact, in some ways, it's even smarter. SkyNet didn't assume worldwide domination until 2029, while Google has already effectively monopolized search and it's only 2009.
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