The Google Fiber internet and TV service project has just been launched in Kansas city. The search behemoth is now offering a $120 a month plus a $300 installation fee (that's waived if you sign up now and commit to two years) to provide customers with the fastest broadband web access which includes hundreds of channels (minus HBO, AMC, and some other notables), and a DVR-like service that records up to eight shows or movies at once and stores 500 hours of HDTV--or your photos, video, and music, which you can then access from any device in your home.
Google Fiber TV reimagines the typical cable hardware setup with three Google devices--the Network Box (the modem), TV Box (the cable box), and the Storage Box (the DVR). Everything is searchable by voice and text for example on demand video, web content, live TV and home media content. Google will also throw in a new, fully functional Nexus 7 tablet in with the package, loaded with the app that controls everything.
They first teased the project in 2010, claiming that it will deliver broadband up to 100 times faster than current Internet speeds. According to Google, U.S. internet speeds are currently the slowest of those in any major global country. Google Fiber intends to let you download more than 40 songs at 3MB each per second. For now, it's only available in Kansas Cities. Will other telcos around the world adopt Google's fiber method?