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Google Fiber

Broadband Internet access using optical fibers from Google. Pilot projects started in 2012 in the twin cities Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas followed, and Google is expected to disclose the names of many more cities in 2015.

Free for Basic, Paid for 1 Gbps
Free access delivers 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload speeds, while paid subscriptions provide 1 Gbps down and up, cloud storage and optional TV and DVR service. TV service with 150 channels is also available. See Google and Project Fi.
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They may become the latest cities to get the lightning-fast Google Fiber web speeds, if the result in each of these cities is successful in the initial stage, which involves studying their existing infrastructure and housing density along with Google experts.
We've got Google Fiber here," Case tells Feld, "but in Boulder, I think you've got dial-up
Cityscape is pre-wired for Google Fiber in Google-ready municipalities and has installed the infrastructure to enable Google Fiber in communities where it is not yet present.
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In the last year, it has launched the Connected Car and Drive Studio intiatives and recently introduced GigaPower, a 1 Gbps fiber optic connection similar to Google Fiber that will serve North Carolina communities and potentially 21 other cities.
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