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Is Google Bringing Its Internet Service To a City Near You?
You may have heard that Google offers a super fast Internet service, called Google Fiber.
Fiber’s maximum upload and download speeds are 1 gigabit per second…
Which is about 100 times faster than many home Internet connections.
For example, it takes just 7 seconds to download an HD movie with Fiber.
Compared to nearly 11 minutes for a 10 Mbps connection.
Fiber costs just $70 per month, while similar Internet speeds from Verizon and Comcast can cost four times that amount.
Right now the service is available in just three major metropolitan areas.
Source: Google. (Current Fiber cities are marked in blue.)
But Google says there are now 34 cities in 9 major metro areas where Fiber is coming, or potentially coming.
Take a look…
And Google’s not stopping there.
The company wants its Fiber service to expand across the country because it wants more competition in the high-speed Internet space.
And it’s already working.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon have all lowered their ultra-fast Internet prices in cities where Fiber is available, or coming soon.
Which means that whether you have access to Google Fiber now, or it comes to your city in the future…
You may have more high-speed Internet options, and pay less money for faster speeds, because of the increased competition.
Which is a pretty sweet deal.
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