Google today had a terse--yet hopeful--message for the residents of Kansas City, particularly those who hate their current broadband provider: "Google Fiber is almost here."
Google announced in February that it was ready to begin building its 1Gbit-per-second broadband network in and around Kansas City. The service promises to be at least 100 times faster than the residential broadband most Americans use.
The message was accompanied by a 30-second video celebrating the history of Kansas City.
A gigabit network enables numerous applications not feasible via today's slower broadband connections, including live 3D video and the ability to download HD movies in minutes, not hours
Google says its experimental gigabit service will be priced competitively.