Google broadband, anyone?
You can come forward and say yes, if you live in the US. It was Kansas City (Missouri) where the product has been recently unveiled.
Interested parties can pre-register and expect the product hitting shelves in September. In addition, the firm confirmed that broadband will be rolled out in more US cities in due time, dependent on how successful it becomes, no doubt.
It is not only households that are going to benefit from speeds reportedly 100 times faster than those currently available in the country – Google is planning on kick starting business broadband products as well.
The packages include a TV, internet and cloud storage bundle or just broadband only services. What are the speeds that the newly established ISP promises to deliver, you ask? 1GBps.
Patrick Pichette, the search giant’s CFO, was quoted as saying:
“Access is the next frontier that needs to be opened. We’re going to do it profitably. That is our plan.”
While Google hopes to see Kansas City converting into a city with “fibrehoods” (aka households within a certain area which register their interest enough times to be eligible to have the services installed) as it coined the phrase, Broadbandwatcher cannot wait to see what the uptake is going to be like.