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Google Fiber has just selected Kansas City, Missouri, for the premier launch of its broadband Internet and TV service. What’s remarkable is that Google has announced that speeds available will be 100 times more than the ones currently available now in the United States.

At 1 GB per second, Google’s ultra-fast service would easily top any rival ISP and could be a game changer in a slightly static industry. Kansas City was selected from nearly 1,100 other cities that were interested.

The launch and its fate could also portend Google’s nationwide roll-out.

Google Fiber is a package of HD television channels (priced at $120 a month for a package of major broadcast networks), broadband internet at 1 GB per second, and 1 terabyte of cloud storage. Spending $70 per month will give you only internet, if you aren’t too keen on the TV channels that includes the likes of Nickelodeon, Discovery, Bravo, Starz and Showtime. Google has sweetened the deal for early adopters by offering a Nexus 7 with every sign-up that can be used as a remote control for the Google TV. With Google Fiber you can simultaneously record eight TV shows at a time and store up to 500 hours of high definition programming.

Installation will start in select neighborhoods which show collective interest. Read more on how to get it if you are in Kansas. Even if you are not, sit back and think what this could mean for tomorrow’s communities. And yes, do express it in the comments.


Source: Google Fiber

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