Google Fiber is an Internet service that is said to be more than 100 times faster than traditional broadband service.
The Internet service was first introduced in Kansas City, in 2011 and is offered in Provo and Austin.
On January 27, 2015, Google announced that it’s moving into the Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville markets shortly.
So is it worth the hype?
Google claims its service allows you to download a full movie in 2 minutes. It promises instant Internet connection, with less buffering experience when watching or uploading videos. Moreover, HDTV experience will be magnified due to less compression.
In addition to Internet, customers also have an option to include television service with a DVR that can record up to eight televisions shows at the same time. Live shows can also be streamed on iPad and Android Tablet.
According to Dennis Kish, Vice President of Google Fiber, this mega fast gigabit Internet offers new economic development and opportunities to use technology to improve lives.
In his blog, Kish offers examples of how communities benefit from gigabit internet, “take a look at the work of a geneticist whose speedy connection could one day help newborns in intensive care, or how one city’s network is connecting a high school classroom to an underwater microscope so students can study oceanic life in the Pacific… from Chattanooga, Tenn.”
The Internet service is offered at $70, while the television and Internet bundle is offered at $120 in Kansas City.
Are you excited about Google Fiber?