Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

Google is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service.

Source: www.wsj.com

If you haven’t heard the news, Google Fiber is expanding to a few more cities.  Will it make a difference? Is it more affordable than its competitors and truly offer better service and faster rates? Time will tell. But the good thing in all this is that it offers additional competition to FiOS, Comcast, and several other providers out there. Hopefully this will help drive down costs and make internet accessibility more affordable for all in the long run, even in far-off places. It’s a start! 

–techcommgeekmom

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One Response to Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

  1. Larry Kunz says:

    Well, I’m certainly interested because I live in one of the four cities. (Actually, Raleigh-Durham is more an agglomeration than a city. But we won’t quibble with Google.)

    I’m curious to know how Fiber has been received in Kansas City, which I guess is still the only place it’s up and running. Have you read any articles saying whether people are happy or unhappy, and why?

    The monthly cost, as it’s given in Wikipedia, is comparable to what I pay now for service that’s much slower (about 40Mb/s). If Fiber can compete at that price, then its chief benefit will be the one you mentioned: driving down costs through competition. I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

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