Of course, by now you realize I don’t mean you personally get more fiber in your diet. Although that might be a good idea, too.
I’m talking about Google Fiber. Google, the search engine giant, has dipped their virtual toes into the internet service provider business. They’ve already installed fiber in the Kansas City, Kansas area, and customers there are experiencing internet speeds around 1 gigabit for about $70 per month. That’s basically 100 times faster than what you’re probably getting. And get this…if a customer is satisfied with current speeds, they can opt out of the faster connection, pay a $300 installation fee, and get up to 7 years of free internet service. Do the math on your own bill, and you’ll quickly see that’s a lotta dough saved.
Google announced plans to install their fiber in the Austin, Texas region next. Austin is a community that likes to get what it likes, so I suspect they’re gonna eat it up. I’d probably be right there with ’em if I lived there.
Blazing 1 gigabit speeds means you won’t have to sit and wait for videos to download and/or buffer. You’ll find what you want to watch, and you’ll just start watching. Period. More important to me is how this ramped up service from Google will essentially force the other providers to get more fiber in their services, too. Or they’ll have to come up with something even better to stay competitive. As much as I’ve enjoyed my cable internet service, I’ve been disappointed there are no other options to choose from…at least none that make sense to a sole proprietor.
Yeah, the better one business provides a service, the better the competition has to be. And that benefits consumers in more ways than we can even imagine right now. So…
Hey Google! We’re ready for you right here in Denver. I’ll give you a place to stay in exchange for being first on the list. 🙂