Google Inc announced its Google Fiber broadband Internet service for Kansas City, Missouri, boasting access speeds of more than 100 times faster than many of the fastest speeds currently available form traditional U. S. cable and telecommunications companies
The new Google Fiber TV service will be priced at $120 a month for a package of major broadcast networks, 1GB per second Internet speeds and 1TB of cloud storage. Users can also opt for a $70 a month service that will not include traditional TV channels.
Some of the newer advanced services will allow the ability to record up to 8 TV shows simultaneously, and store up to 500 hours of high-definition programming. Users will also be able to use a tablet or smart phone as a voice activated remote control. As a perk, Google is also offering its Nexus 7 tablet with the Google TV app to early adopters of the service.
“Google Fiber TV will allow users to search live channels, Netflix, YouTube, recorded shows and tens of thousands of hours of on-demand programming.”
Download speeds have already been demonstrated at 1 gigabyte per second and those in Kansas City will no longer have to wait.
Google had invested in the building of of the fiber network in Kansas City, Missouri in 2011 after inviting cities back in 2010 to help identify communities that would be interested in taking part of the project.