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Worlds fastest Internet @ 1GBPS courtesy Google

Posted in Internet and Search by Manas Ganguly on July 29, 2012

Till about an year back, Google was rumored to be buying lot of “dark fibre”. Made it feel as if we were talking of Voldemort – the dark lord.

We now have a intent – Google believes that Access is the next frontier that needs to be opened. And the plan is to deliver fastest internet connection through ultrahigh-speed service, offering lightning-fast access of one gigabit per second. Yes, Google now enters the ISP bandwagon.

For building the case in differentiation, Google emphasizes on broadband access speeds – making a case that the broadband speeds had levelled out since 2000.

Google Fiber’s ultra highspeed connections and television offerings are aimed at surpassing those of current providers, allowing users to search live channels, Netflix, YouTube, recorded shows and tens of thousands of hours of on-demand programming . Google Fiber includes more than 100 networks and costs $120 a month for a package of TV, 1 gigabit per second Internet speeds and 1 terabyte of cloud storage.

So now, Google takes one more important step to further its ambition of making the shift from a Search company to a Media company. More importantly it seems to be taking stakes at important pieces of the eco-system rather than being happy service -enabling the eco-system. Here’s disrupting the TELCOs!

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