Google fans have one more reason to celebrate, and this time, it’s enough to knock the socks off even the most jaded internet user.
For certain customers in the Kansas City area, Google has launched Google Fiber , the internet connection to unseat all internet connections. Some people get excited when they get 20 or 30 MBPS speeds. Imagine getting 600-700 for a price comparable to that same old normal high-speed line.
Think it is too good to be true? Think again. With bundles available at just $120 including high-speed internet and television, there is a lot to like. The downside? You have to apply to join the trial of Google’s new service.
What does Google Fiber mean for internet subscribers? A lot. It could change the entire way that the internet works. For a flat fee of $300, some subscribers will be able to enjoy 5 MBPS speeds for free. That’s right; Google is going to be giving away internet connections for free. All you have to do is pay for the line to your house and the installation fee. (We’d also like to note that users paying for the service don’t have to pay an installation fee.)
You must be thinking that Google couldn’t possibly top what their offering with this deal, but it gets better. For those subscribing to Google’s TV service, the rewards for choosing Google just keep getting better. The storage box that comes with your new setup includes 2TB of storage space to record your favorite shows, 1TB of cloud storage, and a Nexus 7 Android tablet that serves as the remote.
So, how will Google Fiber’s new system work? Those who applied to participate in the trial program in the Kansas City area may have already had a box appear on the side of their house and a note taped to their door. Once the box is in place, homeowners need to contact Google for an inhome installation. Phase 1, which is the small trial installation, has already begun.
Over 1,000 cities applied to be among the first to be set up with this service, however Google will only be installing the service in neighborhoods where there is widespread interest in order to justify the setup fees that Google is paying out of their own pocket.
If you live in the Kansas City area and want to know more about availability of Google Fiber for your household, you can find more details here.