Google Fiber will deliver TV and Internet at lightning-fast speeds
Google's tired of slow internet speeds, and it's pretty certain that everyone else is too. So, they're doing something about it with Google Fiber; its new super-fast fiber service. How fast it is? According to Google's claims, Fiber works at 100 times the speed of normal services.
100 times… so… bleeding fast.
On its "About" page, Google says that "Fiber offers up to 1,000 Mb/sec download and upload." In laymen speak, that's fast enough to download or upload an entire HD movie in as little as 7 seconds. It's so fast that "whether you are video chatting, uploading family videos, or playing your favorite online games, all you need to do is click and you're there."
While it promises internet speeds unlike anything before, Google Fiber will also provide a television experience unlike anything seen before. Aside from giving access to hundreds of HD channels, thousands of on-demand movies and shows, and access to internet services like YouTube and Netflix, Fiber will enable you to search for shows from any of your devices, as well as record up to eight programs at the same time.
The service is set to go through a trial period taking place in Kansas City (both in Missouri and Kansas…I know, it's confusing). Those lucky enough to be living there have 44 days (as of this writing) to pre-register for their chance to get in on the Fiber goodness. As for the rest of us, Google hasn't said how long the trial period will last, or implied when the service will be available for the masses.
Hopefully it won't be too long. The world deserves lightning-fast internet and TV services, don't you guys think? And while you're thinking, have a look at the trailer below. It made me chuckle somewhat.
Source: Google Fiber page
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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