Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Google Fiber. For those who don’t know what Google Fiber is, it is a TV and high speed internet service from Google. It features over 200 channels and includes many HD channels. The big selling point is their internet speeds are measured in Gigabits and not Megabits. In case you’re not up to speed on your data size conversion, a Gigabit is 1000 Megabits.
With their first wave of releases getting closer, Google has decided to sweeten the deal by adding another 19 channels to their TV listings. Google Fiber itself comes in three plans and only one has TV. The first includes TV and Internet and the second is just the Gigabit internet. Perhaps the most interesting is the third choice.
If you head to their official website, you’ll see an option for free internet. According to KansasCity.com, the free internet option requires customers to pay either the $300 installation fee or $25 over 12 months. With that comes 7 years of free internet service. There is a good chance Google is offering 19 more channels to help sweeten the TV + Internet plan, but there is no doubt that the free internet is going to be a big deal.
What channels did Google Fiber add?
The 19 channels added include the following:
- ABC Family
- ABC News Now
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Disney XD
- ESPN Buzzer Beater
- ESPN Classic
- ESPN Deportes
- ESPN Goal Line
- Longhorn Network
- TBN Enlace
So there is a little something there for everyone. The chosen areas around Kansas City will see Google Fiber begin to roll out in the very near future. Google has also released the locations where the second wave of releases will take place. There have been reports that certain cable company CEOs don’t think Google Fiber will make it out of the Kansas City market. We all pray that they’re wrong.
If Google Fiber was being offered in your city, would you dump your cable provider to get it?