Google speeds up Internet serviceJuly 27 - 8am
Google is promising access speeds more than 100 times faster than current telecommunications companies after confirming their Google Fiber TV service will launch in Kansas City in September.
After announcing the original proposals in March 2011, the internet search-engine will launch its service in Missouri as planned, offering customers ultra-high speed connection and superior television offerings.
As part of its ultra-fast broadband project, Google says users can record over 500 hours of TV shows in high-definition, plus up to eight shows at once.
The company says the service will provide Bluetooth remote controls and an app housing hundreds of channels and thousands of on-demand programmes.
Users have the option to choose a tablet or smartphone as a voice-activated remote control with an offer to use the companies Nexus 7 tablet with the Google TV app to early-bird subscribers.
Google says their Fiber TV service offers social network interaction and is using this as a platform to determine which ‘fiberhoods’ will receive their TV and Internet service first.
The company hopes to expand the service further, encouraging residents across America to pre-register for US$10 to help meet the minimum goal of between 40-80 neighbours depending on individual areas.
As the campaign gathers momentum across America it will be interesting to see if Google’s new direction can rival competitors such as Time Warner Cable Inc who currently dominate the market.
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