Every year, Google seems to choose another industry to tackle. After dominating the internet’s search engine and advertising industries for the past decade, Google is now ready to compete with Internet and TV service providers.
That’s right: on July 26th, Google revealed new services called Google Fiber Internet and Fiber TV. While the services are currently making a tentative debut only in Kansas City, Google plans to build the network according to demand.
So if you’re a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, or Kansas City, Missouri, you can currently sign up for a pre-order of Google Fiber at its official website. At that website, visitors can also learn more information about Fiber and the services being offered.
Benefits of Google Fiber and Google TV
Google isn’t entering the ISP market to become just another ho-hum middle of the road competitor. It plans to trump its competition with a number of powerful benefits, including the fastest possible internet speeds available today. Here are some of Fiber’s most noteworthy benefits:
-1GB per second internet speed (100 times faster than the average broadband speeds in America)
-360MB per second Wi-Fi connections over the Google Fiber network box
-Onboard gigabit firewall in the Fiber network box
-$120 per month for internet and TV services
-$300 setup fee waived if you sign a two-year contract
-Fiber TV has plenty of cable and network channels, including HD services
-Free Nexus 7 tablet (!!) for customers who sign up for a two-year contract
-$70 per month for just internet access
-Google Fiber network box can hold 500 hours of video, record 8 shows at once, and features 2TB of storage
-It’s free! Well at least one package is. Free Fiber users can access 5Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds with no monthly fee, provided they pay the $300 setup fee. Since the average internet speed is about 5.8Mbps, this could be a very good deal for some American families.
By the looks of this move, it’s only a matter of time before Google rules the entire world – or at least the tech side of it. The real attraction of Fiber will be its speed. Think of how fast your internet is working right now. Okay, now think of how fast it would be if that speed was multiplied by 100. Whether you’re downloading from Bit Torrent or watching HD videos on YouTube, Fiber’s high-speed package could change the ISP industry.
What do you think? Would you order Google Fiber and Google Fiber TV if it became available in your area? Let us know in the comments!