The Promised Day Of Google Fiber Is Almost Upon Us

    July 18, 2012
    Zach Walton
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Google Fiber is the project that I’m most excited about this year. If it takes off, it has the chance of really putting a dent into the monopolistic tendencies of many ISPs in the U.S. By providing fast speeds at a cheaper prices, Google challenges the model of companies like Verizon and Time Warner who want to give you less speed for more cost while strapping bandwidth caps onto customers.

Well, Time Warner better start offering bigger rewards for people to spy on Google in Kansas City. Google Fiber is about to launch and it must have ISPs quaking in their boots. To thank the residents of Kansas City for letting them launch the future of Internet technology, Google has created a little video going through the history of Kansas City leading up to the announcement that they would be the first to get Google Fiber.

It’s great that Kansas City is getting super fast Internet, but here’s hoping Google can start spreading the love all over the U.S. They should totally install fiber in Lexington, Kentucky as their next stop. It’s not like I hate paying $60 a month for 30 Mbps, but a cheaper and faster alternative would be nice.

Google still hasn’t announced a launch date for Google Fiber, but they tell us to keep an eye on the Google Fiber Web site come July 26. The video above says it arrives on that date, so it’s a good guess that Google will flip the switch on that day. It will be interesting, and potentially hilarious, to see everybody in Kansas City dropping their current Internet in favor of Google Fiber.

  • http://www.andykuiper.com Andy Kuiper

    I’m looking forward to the competition… I don’t entirely trust Google, but it should make the playing field a bit more level.

  • kcanon

    boom like i said 2 days ago. kumed both sides of state line.

  • http://www.captaincyberzone.com Cap’n Cyberzone

    I don’t trust Google knowing every keystroke I make!

    • Drew

      they honest do not care about any keystoke YOU make.

  • wilner

    While I don’t trust Google spying on users, I hope Google Fiber gives all the ISPs a run for their money and lowers prices. They already charge too much.

  • http://www.generalopinions.com/ My opinion

    It would be interesting to see if any company would try and challenge Google on this. I am all for higher speed for less money.

  • Danny

    I think the reason we got it first (both KCK and KCMO), was because of the already installed but never used fiber network.
    Time-Warner talked both cities, into installing fiber optic cable that they never ended up using. I think it’s great, I watched the press conference this morning and have been on cloud nine ever since. lol
    AT&T and TW both have a monopoly over the Kansas City area…and I think this will be a great thing for us. More options are never a bad thing.

  • Peter

    choice is a good thing… but lets be real. today we have a duopoly, and a third player will drive the price down for broadband. twc & att will increase speeds and lower prices… they will bundle their services and make it hard to switch… google will not get all the video content anytime soon. at the end of the day most folks will continue with their service… I’ve got direct tv (beats twc imo) and have about 3m of dsl service from ATT… works fine… there’s no way I’m changing…