Kansas City gets Google Fiber, becomes object of jealous lust. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:30 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:30
Google started the hamsters in the drum, hereby kicking off their Google Fiber initiative. Can you say Gigabit per second internet access? Oh yeah but that’s not all we’re talking about! If you want to do a swell upgrade, you can add the Fiber TV to your entertainment experience. The TV will be a full fledged service, fully searchable and even adds in Netflix and YouTube. The DVR will be able to store 500 shows – in 1080p HD glory, will allow multiple TVs to stream at the same time with the option of future streaming to tablets.
The hardware running all of this is pretty slick – a four port gigabit router, rocking the Wifi; a TV box also loving the WiFi and the DVR popping with 2TB of storage and able to record up to eight(!) shows at once. Not content on browsing using a standard remote, Big G decided the only way to go is using the recently announced Nexus 7. Crikeys, that’s a lot of awesome tech delivering all that great Google.
Let’s talk pricing, the upfront costs might shock some. There’s a $300 “construction” fee to wire up a home with the fiber power, a fee currently being waived depending on the plan you pick. The TV + Gigabit internet will run a smooth $120, which includes all the fiber channels, on-demand goodies and 1TB of Google Drive space. Just want the internet faster than the Scarlet Speedster plus the Google Drive storage? $70 a month and it’s all yours. Content with slower speeds but want to get away from the other fellows? You can get free 5Mbps of speed, for a minimum of seven years, if you pay the aforementioned $300 construction fee. Great news is you can split that up in $25 monthly payments for a year.
Excited? You should be! Hit the break and watch a rather long video giving all the details you need. Now we wait for the rest of the country to become enslaved by our Google masters.
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