According to Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette, who we have the pleasure of listening to every time there is a Google earnings call, there is no need to wait another decade for 10Gbps Internet speeds in American homes.
In a talk about Google Fiber during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Pichette was quoted as saying, “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen. It may happen over a decade, but why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.” (more…)
The Google Fiber team has been quiet since November of last year, when installations were first taking place in Provo, Utah for a select number of residents. Well, Google has now opened up registration for the new service to residents who live along the old iProvo network that Google bought early last year.
To get hooked up, residents must pay a $30 construction fee, then there are three tiers of service to choose from. Tier one is completely free for at least seven years, providing standard Internet access with speeds up of 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up. The second tier is your popular Google Fiber 1Gbps down and 1Gbps up for $70 a month. The final tier, which also includes Google’s TV service with hundreds of HD channels, ability to record up to 8 shows at once, and a 2TB storage box to store your shows will run you $120 a month. (more…)
Back in April of this year, Google made it official that it was bringing Google Fiber to Provo, UT. Here we are in November, and the first installation specialists are arriving at doorsteps. It was made public that the rollout of the 1Gbps service would be particularly easy in Provo, as Google acquired iProvo, a fiber optic network that was already in place through the city. (more…)
For the few of you who are lucky enough to have Google Fiber connected to your house, you can go grab the updated Fiber app that just hit Google Play. Google introduced a few DVR management features, which should help you control the media stored on your storage box a lot better. If you own an iPhone or iPad as well, you will be happy to know that Google also released the Google Fiber app for iPhones earlier today. (more…)
Joining the likes of Provo (UT), Austin (TX), Shawnee (KS), and Raytown (MO) on the list of luckiest towns in the world is Gladstone (MO). Why is it lucky? Because it has been added to the list of official locales to receive Google Fiber in the future. Even with their city council voting in the service last night, Google notes that it will be some time before Gladstone sees the ultra-fast fiber internet, but that doesn’t make us any less jealous.
Anyone live in Gladstone?
Via: Google Fiber
An area called Grandview in South Kansas City, Missouri received approval yesterday for Google Fiber. The city’s board voted to bring the service to their town, but much like every other city that is getting approval, we don’t know when exactly roll out could take place. Google says they still have lots of planning and engineering to do first, so it could be quite a while.
Let us congratulate the newest members of our American population to be graced with Google’s Fiber service. Hey Google, I hear Portland would be totally awesome with Fiber.
Via: Google Fiber Blog
City officials in Raytown, MO announced that they have struck a deal with Google to possibly bring Fiber, the 1Gbps Internet and TV service to their residents. Raytown sits just outside of Kansas City, where Fiber first took off early last year. A vote to officially offer the service could take place as soon as May, but even if it is then approved, who knows how long it would take to see construction begin. (more…)
When Google Fiber was announced for Provo, UT, details were unknown on the total cost to Google to buy out the city’s already in-place fiber optic network, iProvo. Today, details are out and it isn’t as high as one might initially think. In total, Google is set to pay a single dollar ($1) to the city of Provo for the network. The real cost will come in an agreement that Google has made with city hall to have the network fully built out within five years. (more…)