Google has its hands in many technology bowls and one of them is the ISP business. Earlier this year, the first customers in Kansas City, Kansas began to be served by Google Fiber, bringing 1 Gbps speeds via an all fiber network. Google Fiber will spread to Kansas City, Missouri and a few other surrounding smaller towns in the months ahead.
If you have been thinking seriously of moving to Kansas City to access that super speed Internet, you may want to wait a bit. Google might decide to build a Google Fiber service in your neck of the woods. Speaking today at a New York Times conference, Venture Beat reports that, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the company is looking into "hopefully more cities if we’re able to expand our service" for Google Fiber.
Schmidt added that Google is not treating Google Fiber as "... an experiment — we’re running it as a business." However, he would not say which other cities might be getting that fast track to the Internet, saying, "We’re trying to decide now.”
In addition to the 1 Gbps Internet service, Google Fiber is also offering a TV service in Kansas City that includes a free Nexus 7 tablet as a remote control and a DVR box that can record up to eight channels at once.
Source: Venture Beat | Image via Google