One of the most awaited projects from Google in the past few years, Google Fiber, has finally been launched.
The average American consumer should be very excited about this project, because, even if Google doesn’t intend to compete with other ISPs on a national level, the service should still push ISPs to try to match Google’s speed and pricing. Seeing how US has one of the slowest and most expensive internet industry in the world, this move is a very welcome one, indeed.
But why is this important to Google? Google is at a point (and has been for a while) where it can only grow by expanding “the Internet”. They grow by helping people browse faster and get access to faster Internet. Plus, gigabit speeds will help proliferate more advanced web-apps, once people won’t have to worry about their Internet speed anymore. A fast browser and a fast Internet connection is what’s needed for that, as we already have very cheap storage and powerful enough computers.
Google has split their Google Fiber plans in 3:
The Google Fiber service will only start in Kansas City (both Missouri and Kansas) for now, but Google promised it will become available in other cities, depending on how much those cities want them there.
Google announced that the fiber network will be turned on selectively, in the neighborhoods of KC that are most interested in getting Fiber. To gauge this interest, Google has announced a sign up program ($10 fee); the “Fiberhoods” with the most signups, will get Google Fiber first. The sign up period extends to September 9, so if you want to benefit from Google Fiber, head over to the pre-register page.
Are you hoping Google Fiber will be available in your area, too?
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That’s it, I’m moving to Kansas City!
COME TO CANADA!! I’m tired of roger’s and bell’s shit! If you think The US has it bad, Canada’s even further behind
Rogers and Bell and Telus and other big companies overcharge Canadians. I hope google would change my perspective of big companies by introducing this in Canada too
The only problem is the CRTC. They are the most corrupt agency in Canadian history. They protect the big three, by not allowing competition. They wouldn’t let Directtv come to Canada to protect Bell. So I wish Google would /could come to Canada, but the CRTC will hate on them.
C = Conspiracy to
R = Ruin
T = Telecommunications for
C = Canadians
Please please please come to Canada. I’m tired of being shafted by the monopolistic telecoms here. It’s one oligopoly with terrible services and prices all within $1 of each other. Shake things up over here please please please.
Let’s try and ge google’s attention: http://avaaz.org/en/petition/Bring_Google_FIbre_to_Canada
Time to move but I’m calling Cox and at&t first to tell them that hey suck.
im in COlumbia, MO !!! Oh goodness if this comes…. 1 GBPS !!!! WHAT THE HECK??
I’ve been waiting for this ever since Google announced their intentions to offer 1 Gbps speed. I would get the $120 package in a heartbeat if it was offered in my city.
Hoping, wishing, praying, bribing…
Would definitely like to see this in Northern Virginia. Just wondering what a “full channel TV lineup” means. $120 for the fastest internet out there plus a free Nexus 7 and all the other stuff? I’m down.
I doubt any city with Fios and Xfinity would get this for awhile.
So maybe some south or south eastern cities?
Free internet for only 7 years?, i would pay $300 for that speed if they let me use internet for free lifetime
It’s still a good deal. Here in Hungary I pay around 200USD/year for that speed. And they said it will be available *at least* 7 years. So it might be extended easily.
The only reason I’m with Bell is cause immediate family works there… GOOGLE COME TO CANADA!!!!!!
at least we have real speed in quebec, videotron ! but google… the price for 1gig down / up is epic
Please come to london.
I love this announcement plus this would also help out with the US economy with all the customer service, technical and sales jobs they would produce. I just hope they have the morals not to outsource the customer service jobs over seas like their competitors do!
We have th most expensive slowest internet services because we allowed the two cellular giants to monopolize and own most of the spectrum where they can charge what they want
This is great news from GOOGLE. att will probably block google-browsing or charge customers for accessing google on devices in one of att’s “we listen to what our customers want” specials.
im paying $70 and getting only 40mbps, wtf. Cmon google, here in Toronto
Canada please! Oh god please. Make it more expensive too if you must! But Bell and Rogers are TERRIBLE up here. Save us google =(.
I pay $67/month for 30mbps here in quebec with videotron.. And that’s because I have a boundle so I would pay more without my tv service…. Seriously we canadian have it in the a**
i would love this in canada I agree with Sean with rogers and bell fucking everyone over, we need something like this to wake them up to give better services
Shelbyville Indiana PLEASE