Google’s groundbreaking Fiber service went live last week and it already began to change the lives of residents of Kansas City. For instance, a couple bought a family home in one of the Fiberhoods (area where Google deploys the Fiber service) and turned it into a startup incubator of sorts, where budding entrepreneurs can establish their “offices” to take advantage of the crazy fast 1Gbps internet access.
But Google Fiber provides more than internet access at blazing speeds. For $120, customers get 1Gbps broadband and a TV service with close to 100 channels. The cherry on the top is the Nexus 7 tablet that Google is throwing in, which users can employ as a remote control for the TV service.
Up until now, Google’s TV service was a bit of a mystery, but a new video (well, a collection of stills) sheds some light on Google’s take on a smart TV service. As you can see, the service will bring all the content sources (broadcast, cable, and internet services like Netflix) together, offering a unitary, streamlined way to access content.
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I want Fiber badly
I’ll need some after this Thanksgiving dinner.
Not many are talking about GFiber TV and it can potentially become a paradigm shift. The STB/DVR box has more open APIs and integrated with Android with 2-way messaging so 3rd party apps can be developed.
If Google can get advertisers on board, they will be able to do things like show an ad in frame on tablet while airing on TV. Click ad on tablet and buy product with Google Wallet. Advertisers love impulse buys. Cable/Sat players don’t have the entire ecosystem to pull off things like this.
I really hope Google bring this to the UK. I hate EE, talk talk, BT and sky. Too slow. Our best is 60mbps, which is slower than us LTE. And our LTE costs £60 ($100) for roughly 42mbps, with no traffic, around the same as HSDPA+.
hey, don’t be complaining, just go to verizon.com to see what we are suffering :p, they are the biggest in ISP’s and in wireless
again thats not bad, the fastest speed available in australia is 20Mbps at the moment. ridiculous..
Try South Africa for 4mb as your fastest at the equivalent of USD $120.
I have to laugh at people complaining about 20mbps and 60mbps