Google has announced the release of its ultrafast 1 Gigabit-per-second fiber-optic service called “Google Fiber”, claiming it to be the planet’s fastest-existing internet service, which followed the recent launch of mobile search input Google Handwrite.
Google Fiber is set to be installed around Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, to which the company has selected as the beta grounds for its high-speed service, and will be catered to users who have chosen to volunteer.
In a recent blog post, Google boasted that the company’s latest innovation carries a service speed of up to 100 times faster than current standard broadband connections.
“Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s average broadband,” claims the company.
Google Fiber also offers a range of new and exciting prospects for a more advanced virtual technology, in terms of a faster and well-timed sharing of information right in the users’ screens.
“Gigabit speeds will get rid of these pesky, archaic problems and open up new opportunities for the web. Imagine: instantaneous sharing; truly global education; medical appointments with 3D imaging, even new industries that we haven’t even dreamed of, powered by a gig,” the company explained in an official blog post.
It was in February 2010 when Google first offered its market the opportunity to join in the testing of its high-speed Internet service in sample areas across a “small number of trial locations” in the US.
By March of the same year, participants living in sample locations provided positive feedbacks on the service’s test, saying that the experience was “tremendous and creative”. Several cities were so much involved with the system that they changed their own names, uploaded YouTube videos, organized Facebook campaigns, and even initiated public rallies.
“Households in Kansas City can pre-register for the next six weeks, and they can rally their neighbours to pre-register, too. Once the pre-registration period is over, residents of the qualified fiberhoods will be able to choose between three different packages,” the company added in the blog post.
The software giant also reported in its Fiber blog that every plan will include a $300 installation fee, and an additional monthly post-payment of either $70 for the Gigabit internet service alone, or $120 for subscribers who added a TV.
Nonetheless, Google specified that for a neighborhood to become a “fiberhood”, a minimum requirement of 40 residents must arrange their subscriptions, paying $10 via the company’s Google Fiber webpage as registration fee.
Source: Google Fiber