Google Fiber, delivering both internet and TV service, was kicked off this past July in Kansas City. Neighborhoods were broken down into “fiberhoods,” each household pre-registered for Google Fiber, once 40-80 homes registered Google installed fiber from the street to each home registered.Google Fiber runs at 1000 Mbps which allows for nearly instantaneous connection with HD quality streaming. According to Google, “You no longer have to wait on things buffering; everything will be ready to go when you are.” The immense speed enables the consumer to watch and record up to eight programs and up to 500 hours of HD television with up to two terabytes of storage.There are three different plans for Google Fiber:
- FREE Broadband for up to seven years. Google believes that everyone should have internet, and while Google understands that not everyone can afford high-speed internet, the company has generously offered this free option.
- Gigabit Internet, $70 per month with the $300 construction fee waived. 1Gbps of internet is offered with a network box and 1TB of cloud storage.
- Gigabit Internet and TV, $120 per month with the $300 construction fee waived. This is Google’s premier plan, offering consumers up to 1GB upload and download speedt, 1TB of storage on Google Drive, TV box, storage box, network box, and a full television plan. The television plans include all major network channels, on-demand channels, and hundreds of cable channels. Users will also be able to use the Nexus 7 tablet that Google provides with this plan along with their, smartphone, computer, etc. Users can utilize the DVR and playback the recording to their smartphone, tablet or computer