Google Fiber : The Future Of Internet And TV
At a live streamed conference in Kansas City, Google took time to explain the main mission behind Google Fiber. The company announced that Google Fiber will be asynchronous download/upload with speeds up to 1Gbps for both.
Google Fiber will be 100 times faster than the average Internet speed in the U.S. The company said that it’s unacceptable that the U.S. is behind every other developed nation in terms of Internet speeds and price.
To prove the speeds of Google Fiber, the company ran a speed test that compared Google Fiber to today’s average speed. Google Fiber proved to have download speeds of over 1Gbps and upload speeds of 700Mbps. They downloaded a 500MB file in less than 10 seconds on Google Fiber whereas the average speed wasn’t even at one percent complete in that time. Google also announced that there will be no data caps and no overage charges on their fiber network.
Surprisingly, Google also announced that Google Fiber will offer a television service. It’s called Google Fiber TV and it provides all channels in the highest definition possible. It also allows users to download up to 500 hours of HD television content and record up to eight channels at once. Google Fiber TV can be controlled by either a bluetooth remote or an app on a tablet or smartphone.
In even greater news, everybody who signs up for Fiber will get a free Nexus 7 tablet. Google feels that it’s the best TV remote control. It will be included with all Google TV packages.
Google will install Google Fiber into your home for $300. The direct Fiber connection costs them a lot of money and requires some construction on their part. To offset that cost, Google said that a direct Fiber connection will increase the value of your house by $5,000.
As for packages, the full Google TV package which includes the Fiber Internet, every channel, the Nexus 7 tablet and more will cost you $120 a month. Google will also waive the construction fee for those who install and sign a two-year contract today. Just for Internet, it will cost you $70 a month. They will also waive the construction fee for those who sign a one-year contract. #google #googlefiber