Google announced Thursday specifics on its hyped up, super-fast Internet. It’s called Google Fiber and at 1000 Mb per second it’s 100 times faster than your average old non-Google Internet. Fiber features cable-style TV service, and for just Internet (no cable) it’s really affordable at only $70 a month. But it’s only in Kansas City.
KC beat out more than 1,100 other cities to be the testing zone for the project and Google said it was because of the enthusiasm of the residents.
Even though we’re all bitter and jealous toward Kansas Citians (is that even what you call them) at the moment, it will be really interesting to see how two of Google’s experiments play out.
Since Google Fiber is offering an entire city faster Internet than any broadband can produce, this could highlight the widespread need of quick Internet connections, and innovations in providing it. Google predicts that this could unlock a number of new business opportunities.
“It’s easy to forget how revolutionary high-speed Internet access was in the 1990s,” the company said in a blog post. “Not only did broadband kill the screeching sound of dial-up, it also spurred innovation, helping to create amazing new services as well as new job opportunities for many thousands of Americans.”
Google Fiber also is a the search giant’s wild dive into providing a cable-style TV service—a move that must be terrifying for Internet and cable providers like Comcast.
Also, in total Google style that video above is awesome.