November 26, 2012
Google Fiber Takes on Cable TV
By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor
Google (News - Alert) has drastically changed how we search, explore and communicate. It’s even created its own verb, as it is more than common every day to hear, “I don’t know, let me Google it.” Now, Google is changing the way we watch TV. Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband Internet network infrastructure using fiber-optic communication in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. It starts with a connection speed 100 times faster than today’s broadband and offers instant downloads and crystal-clear, high-definition TV.
The first phase of this project is residential. Google will start talking to businesses about making the ultra-high-speed connections available to them only after the fiberhood construction. The need to close the technological gap in poor neighborhoods has become a primary focus. Moreover, new opportunities in education and medicine are also in the pipeline. For $120 a month, Google Fiber offers normal cable TV, a massive digital video recorder and super-fast broadband Internet access. For $70 a month, users can get just the Internet access.
With Google Fiber you have access to a wide range of channels plus unique content. Watch all your favorite channels and discover new ones. Users also receive a Nexus 7 tablet free with this package to use as a new remote. With the Nexus 7 remote, users can go beyond the standard remote’s search and discovery experience. All users have to do is download the Fiber app on select Android and Apple (News - Alert) iOS devices and they can search for favorite shows, share what they are watching and watch from anywhere in the house... Read More