Google’s Rapid Fiber Network Takes Up Residence in Kansas City
Perhaps this one is not so much about the comments as it is Google creating a bit of a game-changer here. What will this company do next, and how will what they continue to create give the status-quo (particularly cable providers) a run for their money? This is about new systems and new leaders and new ways of connecting and communicating. The adoption rate will depend on how it's sold to the target market. Much like the fact that 4G isn't really 4G just yet and comes with mad data caps, it seems like speed may or may not be completely accurate here. But is it more about perception and having the latest, newest tech toy? The take-away just may be about the further power of the combination of software and hardware coming together and watching how the individual will, in turn, use that for his/her own power surge. Stay tuned...literally.
Google launched its incredibly quick 1Gb-per-second Google Fiber Internet and Fiber TV service the other day in Kansas City. The service promised to be 100 times faster than the median American broadband speed. It's likened to driving from New York City to San Francisco in under a half hour. The service is currently being offered at $70/month; but are people being turned on or off by this expensive, yet quick service. Let's see how the latest advent in tech is being accepted.
What Others Are Saying...
Such a good idea for Google's business. Own your own network. Congrats Google. Well played
The connection between the end-user premises and 'exchange' might be 1Gbps, but unless you're the only user, and it's 1Gbps all the way to the service your accessing, you'll never achieve that speed…It's like saying your driveway is 200km/h, and expecting to achieve that speed on the way to work. Speed Limits and Traffic will crush that dream…
Google Fiber offers mediocre content, Disney, Time Warner, CNN etc…channels are missing…the price is too high when we look at the content that Google offers