Google Fiber will soon be coming to the city of San Antonio, TX, providing “Gigabit” Internet connections at up to 1,000 Megabits per second, as well as television services with over 150 channels.
Before construction of the network however (that will consist …
Google Fiber subscribers now have access to WatchESPN and WATCHDisney programming on mobile devices, that according to a blog post today by Google Fiber Product Manager Larry Yang, on the Google Fiber Blog. The expanded distribution includes content from …
Google Fiber seems to be the Internet/TV service everyone wants these days, but not everyone can get. Well why not? The service offers up to one gigabit upload and download speed with no data caps, along with other goodies for $120 per month. Well today Google surprised many with an intent to acquire the existing fiber network in the city of Provo, Utah. Provo wasn’t on Google’s list for laying a new fiber network, but the circumstances there were prime for Google takeover. Provo currently faces $39M in debt which the city took on to build the expensive network. But major John Curtis says selling the network “is painful but the right thing to do.” Google says their intention would be to finish the existing fiber network (a municipally-owned system called iProvo) and upgrade to gigabit technology in order to offer Google Fiber services to residents.
The team at Google was no doubt excited today to announce HBO & Cinemax have been added to the Google Fiber TV channel lineup. The premium channels will, of course, cost you an additional amount per month depending on package. But the additions are making Google Fiber look more and more like a contender every day. HBO is available to customers for $20 per month, and includes HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, and HBO Zone. Cinemax will cost you $10 per month and include Max, MoreMax, ActionMax, ThrillerMax, WMax, @Max, 5-StarMax, and OuterMax. Google also launched a new premium SP that packs the HBO and Cinemax channels listed above along with Showtime and STARZ brands for $40 per month.
Google has officially announced its fiber broadband service will be expanding to Austin, TX. Previously only available in areas of Kansas City (both in the states of Missouri and Kansas), the service offers customers up to one gigabit per second speed. Google says that’s about 100-times faster than the average broadband service offered today. Don’t hold your breath, however. Google says they’re expecting to roll out Fiber Internet and TV service to Austin by mid-2014.
Late last week Google announced two channels, 3net and ESPN3D, have been added to the Google Fiber service. 3net, a joint venture between Sony, Discovery and IMAX, has been added to the Gigabit + TV package. And, for an extra $5 per month you can get ESPN3D. 3net broadcasts a wide range of 3D content including documentaries, concerts, movies and scripted series. 3net Studios also produces original content in native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K and both 3D/2D HD formats. ESPN3D is a 24/7 sports channel that offers 3D coverage of golf, basketball, soccer, X Games, and other sporting events.
Starting today Google has kicked off it’s Fiber service, allowing Kansas City residents to sign up for either the Gigabit + TV plan, Gigabit Internet plan, or Free Internet plan. Google Fiber TV service currently offers almost two hundred channels, and because the service runs on a gigabit network they do not charge additional fees for HD channels. Google recently added new channels such as ABC Family, Disney XD, ESPN, and Ovation to the Google Fiber lineup. (See below for additional new channels.) Earlier this week, Google said at least 180 out of 202 “fiberhoods” had qualified for the service. Today, Google is expected to announce all the neighborhoods in Kansas City where the service will be offered.
Here’s some good news for the few that subscribe to Google Fiber. The company has added NFL Redzone to its available channels, which already included NFL Network. The NFL RedZone costs $40 for the entire season, payable in $10 per …