Google Fiber’s Expansion May Spur 4K adoption


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Are you ready people?

Imagine a four person household all simultaneously watching 4K UHD streams in their rooms, while all are also downloading the latest X-box games at the same time – that capability might be coming to your home sometime next-year. 1Gps+ speed broadband internet might be entering your State next year. A couple of days ago, Google announced that they are in talks with 34 cities in nine metro areas across the United States to introduce Google Fiber, Internet that’s up to 100 times faster than broadband.

Why are we excited that more cities might be expecting 1Gps internet? The 1Gps+ internet speed movement led by Google in North America makes it more realistic for consumers to watch streaming and download 4K Ultra High Definition videos without being concerned with bandwidth cap, video streaming lags and buffering issues, and long download times.

At the moment, even with the best compression technology in the market, without proper 4K UHD focused infrastructure, a whole sleuth of problems can arise for consumers and content distributors in trying to stream 4k Ultra High Def contents. check out You Can Burn Through Your Entire Broadband Data Cap in One Long Weekend via Gizmodo.

Here is an informative article written by Tom Cheredar of VentureBeat discussing Google Fiber’s Expansion to 34 New Cities – source link

Google Fiber may expand into 34 more cities, including Nashville, Atlanta, Portland, & San Jose

Ever since Google kicked off plans to launch its ultra-high-speed fiber Internet service in Kansas City, the rest of the world has been eagerly anticipating a far-reaching expansion.

Today Google Fiber released those expansion plans, which list nine new regions and a total of 34 cities that the company is considering. Some of those regions are Nashville; Raleigh-Durham; Atlanta; San Antonio, Texas; Salt Lake City; and San Jose, Calif.

Google Fiber’s gigabit connection offers consumers download and upload speeds that are 100 times faster than the average consumer broadband Internet service, and oftentimes at a much cheaper price than many of the main competitors. The service initially launched in Kansas City and has since expanded into Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas. In each of these cases, Google worked with city officials on incentive packages that would allow the company to easily set up shop.

Note that I said Google Fiber is only “considering” these regions for expansion. So you’ll want to temper your excitement to avoid being overly disappointed if it never happens.

“We aim to provide updates by the end of the year about which cities will be getting Google Fiber,” Google VP of access services Milo Medin wrote in a blog post announcing the expansion plans. “Between now and then, we’ll work closely with each city’s leaders on a joint planning process that will not only map out a Google Fiber network in detail but also assess what unique local challenges we might face.”

That means Google really isn’t interested (at this point) in dealing with cities that don’t see value in bending over backwards to make launching the Google Fiber network as easy as possible. And I don’t blame the company, as Google’s ISP business is still very much in its infancy.

Google Fiber’s infrastructure strategy focuses on launching “fiberhoods,” or a large group of people who agree to sign up for the service prior to construction starting. (If not enough people around you want Google Fiber, sorry, you get shafted.) Community venues like public libraries and elementary schools also gain free access to the ultra fast Internet network. The process is a more cost-effective way to launch a high-speed Internet service and one that immediately benefits each community it comes to.

Read the rest of the article at Venture Beat


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