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Google Fiber: A Different Kind of Internet And TV

Slow Internet speed will not be an issue anymore because Google has started working on the extension of its optical fiber service named which promises internet speed up to 1000MB/Sec. The tech giant has started laying thousands of brand new optical fiber across select cities of the US.

Currently, 40% of the world population have access to the internet and this number is growing rapidly with each passing day.

Google first launched its Fiber services in December 2012, to provide internet service to the metropolitan area of Kansas City. According to one estimate, there were more than 120,000 customers of Google fiber at the end of Oct. 2015. Currently, this service is available to the clients of select US cities only. 

So what’s so special about this Google Fiber technology!!!

Fiber technology uses light for the transmission of data inside the optical fiber, making the data move with the speed of light. Let’s have a look at some of the salient features of this technology.

Super-fast internet

Subscribers can enjoy internet speed up to 1000 MB/Sec. Suppose you have a 10Mb connection, the Google fiber connection will be 100x faster than that of yours. You can have Video chat, ultra-fast buffering, upload family videos and play your favorite videos games online.

TV like no other:

The web surfers can watch 150+ channels and tens of thousands of shows and movies on demand using Google fiber technology. The revolutionary innovation in Internet allows customers to view Crystal clear HDTV in all its glory and record up to 8 shows at once. The service also provides 2 terabytes of storage in Network+ box, save up to 500 hours of TV.

Keep everything, Share everything!!!

The Google Fiber customers can enjoy one Terabyte of cloud storage. So without worrying about the file size, they can just upload it on google drive and access from anywhere.

Wi-Fi:

Google also provides you a Network+ Box that let you have Wireless access to the internet. This Gigabit Router is secured with the latest technology 801.11

How to get it!!!

You can request this technology to Google if you are a US resident. They will come to your street and start working on the installation of optical fiber near your vicinity. Until now Google fiber is available in Kansas City, Provo and Austin. Google is working to expand it to other US cities.

Google charges $130/month for Gigabit TV and $70/month for Gigabit Internet. You can have access to basic internet facilities for free up to 7 years, just pay the construction fees of $300 first.

There are many companies that provide their customers with the fiber technology. In Pakistan Fiber service is slowly gaining grounds and is available in some areas of the country. Nayatel, StormFiber and Fiberlink are some of the companies providing this service in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Karachi.

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