Google Fiber


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Google Fiber is a new fiber-optic television & Internet Service from Google that is offered only in some selected cities. It has 1 Gbps uploading and downloading speed.
A different kind of Internet. Google Fiber starts with a connection speed 100 times faster than today's broadband. Instant downloads.
I think it's most basic packages, which are comparable to what we are currently paying for from the major cable providers, are free. They only charge if you go with the much higher speeds.
I am hoping that the success of Google Fiber in all of these current cities will influence voters into pressuring their city and state officials to break the monopoly and contracts that cities have allowed to go on over the years. It's crazy that depending on where you live, you can't choose what internet or cable provider you want because the people at the top are getting kickback.
I really do hope Google Fiber gets a bit less expensive and branches out to more major cities (Isn't it in Kansas atm?). It looks amazing fast and solid.
There is no reason for the price to drop. It's rather comparable to what people are paying now, but a much better experience.
Google Fiber is Alphabet Inc.'s fiber-to-the-premises service in the United States, providing broadband Internet and cable television to a small and slowly increasing number of locations. In mid-2016, Google Fiber had 68,715 television subscribers and was estimated to have about 453,000 broadband customers.
The service was first introduced to the Kansas City metropolitan area, including 20 Kansas City area suburbs within the first 3 years. Initially proposed as an experimental project, Google Fiber was announced as a viable business model on December 12, 2012, when Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt stated "It's actually not an experiment, we're actually running it as a business," at the New York Times' DealBook Conference.

Google Fiber announced expansion to Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah, in April 2013, and subsequent expansions in 2014 and 2015 to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh–Durham, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio.

On August 10, 2015, Google announced its intention to restructure the company, moving less central services and products into a new umbrella corporation, Alphabet Inc. As part of this restructuring plan, Google Fiber would become a subsidiary of Alphabet, and may become part of the "Access and Energy" business unit.
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