For a long time now, Google has been frustrated with the speed of internet service provided by the average ISP, so the company decided to do something about it. Google decided to create Google Fiber, a very-high-speed internet service provider, which sparked a publicity war to decide who got the service. After a campaign filled with weirdness, Google decided on Kansas City to roll out its services. Well, Google Fiber is coming to Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), and Google is drumming up interest in its services.
“We will make Kansas City a place where bandwidth flows like water,” said Google VP of Access Services Milo Medin.
To that end, Google is offering high speed internet for only $70 a month, with speeds a hundred times faster than standard high speed internet. As if that wasn’t enough, Google Fiber customers can also subscribe to a cable television and internet package for $120 a month that features 100 cable channels and all available local television services. Customers who subscribe to both top tier services will get a DVR capable of recording 8 shows at once, a TV box, a router, and a Google Nexus 7 tablet that will act as the system’s remote control.
Not too shabby, huh? While it does cost $300 to sign up to Google Fiber and get your house wired for it, it seems like a great deal. Some high-profile channels from Time Warner, Disney, and Newscorp are not available yet, but Google is working on that.
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