Google plans to expand its ultra-fast internet service.
Google wants to deliver ultrafast Internet service in 34 other U.S. cities spread across eight states, in open defiance of the cable providers and telecommunications.
The ambitious expansion of “Google Fiber” announced Wednesday includes cities such as Atlanta, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio and parts of the metropolitan area of San Francisco Bay.
The service name is derived from fiber optic cables to transmit data Google installed instead of traditional copper cables. The technology enables customers to surf the internet at speeds of one gigabit per second, which is up to 100 times faster than existing broadband services. Fiber Google says its service allows downloads a full movie in less than two minutes.
Plans to enter as many cities are the clearest sign yet that Google, the Internet Company most powerful of cyberspace, also aims to become a provider of weight network access.
Google Fiber, launched in 2010 as a pilot project, is available so far in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Provo, Utah. You will come to Austin, Texas, later this year.
Google hopes its foray into more markets because the existing internet providers like Comcast, Verizon Communications and AT & T Inc., to upgrade their networks to operate at higher speed.
Google Fiber prices are similar to those of other providers. For example, in Kansas City (both) charges about $ 70 a month for Internet service. Compared internet package and more than 100 HD channels costs $ 120 a month.
The fact that Google owns some of the most lucrative advertising networks and Internet services such as high traffic video site YouTube gives the company a powerful incentive to make the time the user spends on the Internet more accessible and nice.
“People do more of the things you like on the network when speeds are high and walks away when things are slow,” said Kevin Lo, general manager of Google Fiber.
If Google reaches its goal, the company will expand service ultra high-speed Internet Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto, California, Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee, Charlotte, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville and Raleigh, North Carolina, Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego and Tigard, Oregon, San Antonio, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
He declined to give an estimate of what it would cost to deploy Google Fiber in the 34 cities.