Google Fiber Launches in Kansas City – 1000 Mbps Up and Down
I’m officially jealous of Kansas City (both on the Kansas and the Missouri side of things). The city got Google’s new Fiber network today which will give them fast internet. When I say fast, I actually mean fast. The network will allow up and down speeds of 1000Mbps which Google claims is “100 times faster” than our traditional broadband.
I just went to SpeedTest.net and on a single test my Comcast “high-speed” internet connection gave me 16.42Mbps, I think that’s fast so I have no idea what the people of Kansas City must be thinking right now.
You want to know what is even more awesome about Google’s new internet service? No caps, no download cap, no upload cap, it’s all cap free along with a 1TB Google Drive storage account so that you can send large amounts of data back and forth just to see how fast your new Google internet now is.
As if all of this isn’t enough, Google also announced Google Fiber TV. Google Fiber TV comes with a Bluetooth remote, and an interface like the Google TVs that we have seen in the past. The box Google will give to use with its new TV service comes with a 2TB hard drive allowing you to record over 500 hours of HD content.
Now for the cost… $300 up front to get that fiber-optic cable to your door and $120 a month for TV and Internet. If you sign up now for that package you can even get your $300 fee waived. If you’re happy with your TV service or you just don’t want it then you can get the internet service for $70 per month.
This is just awesome, I have only one request! Expand fast Google, I want your high-speed internet.