Fiber optic image: Wikimedia Commons
Google posted a Thank You, Kansas City video on the news that it is launching its first so-called “fiberhood,” a fiber optic data network capable of delivering speeds of up to 100X faster than regular broadband connections. The $10 a month Internet service is called Google Fiber.
Predictably the announcement featured the longtime jazz standard, “Kansas City, Here I Come.”
The promise here, say Google reps, revolves around “instant downloads” and ultra clear HD video online on a Google-created site explaining the news today.
Google is loudly urging residents there to pre register for this service — and with an incentive, too. Check this out.
So what is 100X Internet speed going to look like for KC residents? On its post, Google has a demonstration. Find the demonstration of 100x Internet speeds soon to be available in KC. Here’s a snap of the page.
Here is Google’s description of the fiberhood — the first of dozens it is planning the United States and elsewhere, reps say.
This parody video makes fun of Topeka, Kansas efforts to get the service. LOL.