Google hopes to push the boundaries with the new Google Fiber project in Kansas City. Google will offer Full HD (1080p) TV channels via a 1-gigabit internet connection – 100 times faster than a typical 10 megabit.
Google Fiber rolls out
In early 2012 it was reported that Google was planning to offer high-quality TV channels via 1-gigabit internet. Google has now officially launched the project under the name Google Fiber. The first ones to benefit are residents of Kansas City.
Google is now officially a TV provider after the introduction of Google Fiber
Google Fiber is a 1-gigabit/s internet connection that allows Google to stream TV channels in excellent Full HD (1080) resolution. Customers will also get a TV box that can record up to 8 TV streams simultaneously on a 2 TB hard drive, as well as a Nexus 7 tablet that will function as a remote control.
If you live in Kansas City you can get the complete package for 120 USD per month. Google also offers â€śFree Internetâ€ť to all residents for a one-time fee of 300 dollars.
With the new initiative, Google has entered the TV business at full speed, and it will be exciting to follow Googleâ€™s efforts from here. Google is also working on the Google TV platform. Learn more about Google Fiber here.