Google Enters TV Biz, Google Fiber Debuts In Kansas City
Google became a service provider Thursday with the official launch of Google Fiber. The service at first rolls out to support television and Internet access in Kansas City, nevertheless a company Web page lets consumers enter their street address to request access in their area.
The company'sintention is to complete with Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-verse, giving consumers another option for TV and Internet service. Cloud services will play an important role.
For now,Google's package for both Internet and television costs $120 monthly, and consumers willing to sign a two-year service agreement will have their construction fee waived. Internet service alone willcost $70 monthly, with the construction fee waived if users sign a one-year service agreement.
Google Fiber clients get 1 terabyte of data storage space on Google Drive. The service, aGigabit Internet connection, supports 1000 megabits per seconds, about 100 times faster than today's average broadband speeds.
The package doesn't include a specific voice offering
The package doesn't include a specific voice offering, however the broadband service allows consumers to use numerous voice services that operate across broadband connections.Google Voice remains one of several examples.
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