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Google Fiber: The Next Chapter of the Internet

Google Fiber: The Next Chapter of the Internet

Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband internet network infrastructure using fiber-optic communication in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

The location was chosen following a competitive selection process. Over 1,100 communities applied to be the first recipient of the technology.

On March 30, 2011, Google announced that Kansas City, Kansas will be the first community where the new network would be deployed.

After building an infrastructure of the network, in July 2012, Google announced pricing for Google Fiber. The service will offer three options. These include a free broadband internet option, a 1Gbps internet option for $70 per month and a version that includes television service for $120 per month.


The internet service include 1 terabyte of Google Drive service and the television service includes a 2 terabyte DVR recorder in addition to the Google Drive service.

The DVR will record up to eight live television shows simultaneously. The television options also includes a Nexus 7 tablet that will act as a remote control for the system. In addition, television service will also stream live program content on iPad and Android tablet computers.

Neighborhoods that receive the service will be selected through demand from Kansas City area residents and Google has set up a website to pre-register for the service.

The first homes are expected to be connected in September 2012.

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