Google Fiber: Austin & Kansas City are the Lucky Ones

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Google earlier this week revealed that it would be bringing its superfast high speed internet offering aka “Google Fiber” to the Austin, Texas market.

The latest move expands the service that was initially made available in Kansas City. But for most of the country, it’s still not an option. Meanwhile, we fully expect Google to slowly roll out the service on a nationwide scale. But for now what can only marvel at what Fiber offers. If you don’t live in Kansas City or Austin, here’s what you’re missing out on:

-1000 Mb per second speeds; Google says this is “100 times faster” compared to average speeds

-Crazy DVR: Simultaneously record “up to eight” programs at a time. This capability also features 2 terabytes of storage.

-Fast Wi-Fi: The company’s Wi-Fi offering boasts speeds at 802.11 a/b/g/n. To power this, the offering comes with dual concurrent radios  along with 3×3 MIMI antennas.

-Cloud: The offering comes with a free terabyte of cloud storage via Google Drive.

-Clear HD: The offering fully optimizes Google’s Fiber network to provide TVs with crystal clear views.

-Affordability: Google’s Gigabit plus TV is available at $120 a month; but if you’re just wanting internet…that’ll cost you only $70 monthly.

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