Google Kicks off Fiber Service at $120 for Gigabit Internet and TV

Posted Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Oh, and they’re throwing in a Nexus 7 tablet in as your remote.

At this point, we’re pretty used to expecting little and getting less from our cable and satellite service, but Google is planning to change all that. Their new Google Fiber rollout offers quite a bit that you won’t find elsewhere, starting with a free Nexus 7 tablet for use as a remote.

Internet speeds are blazing fast with a potential of a gigabit per second – more than most folks know what to do with. You’ll also get a wide range of channels, a full terabyte of Google Drive space as well as 2TB worth of storage locally as well as the ability to record eight shows simultaneously.

Google is waiving the $300 construction fee that’s required to get fiber optic lines into your house, though if you pay the fee up front you’ll get free 5Mbps internet for a minimum of seven years, which comes out to around $3.50 a month – not bad if that’s all you need.

Google Fiber is, for now, only available in Kansas City.

Source: Google Fiber

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