Google’s Fiber is live now in Kansas City. While most people knew this was coming, we didn’t see some of the added benefits. For starters, everyone who signs up gets a free Nexus 7 tablet, and all users also get a 1tb online account to store files on. Fiber will also include TV. There is an HD DVR just like the other cable companies. The DVR can hold up to 500 hours of HDTV and can record up to 8 shows at a time. The DVR has built in WiFi to stream recorded content to every TV in the house.The internet service is a 1gbps upload and download speed with no data caps or limits.
How much will all of this cost you? Surprisingly, not too much. For starters it’s $300 to have the fiber installed in your home. If you sign up for two years of TV and internet, the install fee will be waived. If you pay for just the $300 fiber install, Google will offer you FREE 5mbps internet for 7 years. If you sign a one year contract for just the high speed internet, it’s $70 per month and the install fee will be waived. For the free tablet, subscribe to Google Fiber TV with every channel and the 1Gbps internet, for the cost just $120 per month.
Another great thing Google is doing is offering free Fiber internet to every school and library that is in the area, where the fiber network is installed. This, boys and girls, is how you do broadband. I hope the good people of Kansas City sign up in droves so Google will expand this network quickly. That should give Comcast, and their expensive monopoly something to think about.
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