San Jose Mercury News is reporting Google is courting the city of San Jose to receive its Google Fiber services along with 33 other cities. For those who do not know what Google Fiber is, in a nutshell, it’s supersonic internet. With speeds up to 1000mbps it pretty much blows your current ISP speeds out of the water. Hopefully these 34 cities are not a stopping point for the service, there are many more people who love to get this kind of speed.
Google wants to discuss building and operating optical fiber networks, starting as early as next year, in Phoenix, Atlanta, Nashville, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte, N.C. and Portland, Ore., along with neighboring towns in those areas. Here in Silicon Valley, the company is also approaching Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara.
From the sound of it the city of San Jose is all in for this.
“It would be great for our residents to have really fast Internet service,” Reed said. On a national level, he added, “high-speed Internet access is one of the things we need for economic development. The U.S. generally is far behind other parts of the world.”
While Google Fiber is still in infancy compared to the large ISP’s like AT&T and Comcast, with Google’s dollars and power I sure can see this spreading much further. Pricing seems to be on par with what current ISP’s charge but the service is 1000 times better! Looking forward to Chicago metro getting this one day. Or who knows, maybe we just move to Kansas City! What do you guys think of Google Fiber? Excited or doesn’t matter to you? Do you think Google Fiber will be succesful? Let us know in the comments down below or on Google+, Twitter and Facebook!