We recently had a chat with the Fiber team, to ask all of our Fiber-y questions. We wanted to know how Fiber came to be, what it means for Google, and what it does for the cities (and citizens) lucky enough to have it.
Google Fiber is not just another experiment, instead it’s “a great business to be in”
You’re probably thinking that at $70 a month, and with an offer of Gigabit speeds, Google Fiber is another one of Google’s incredible experiments to see what would be possible if we were all connected to the internet at Gigabit speeds. However, Google, in typical Google fashion, has decide that Fiber isn’t just another science experiment, instead it's actually “a great business to be in."
Google Fiber coming to Shawnee, Kansas after City Council vote
Earlier today, Google officially unveiled its plans to expand its Google Fiber services to Austin, Texas. Not wanting to let Google show them up, AT&T has now announced that it will also be bringing one gigabit Fiber to the city-- eventually.