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August 10, 2016updated 28 Feb 2017 5:07pm

What is Google Fiber?

Google Fiber is an Internet service that boasts high speeds up to 100 times more than the typical broadband speeds.

By Hannah Williams

Google Fiber is a broadband Internet and cable service.

Sitting in the Access division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, Google Fiber provides fiber-to-the-premises service in the US.

Google Fiber offers four options, depending on the location. There is a free internet option, a 100 Mbit/s option, 1 Gbit/s internet option and an option including television service.

The internet service offered by Google Fiber comes with one terabyte of Google Drive, while the television service offers a two terabyte DVR in addition to Google Drive.

Where in the US was Google Fiber first introduced?

Google also offers subscribers exclusive brand deals such as increased data storage for the television, as well as bundling a multi-purpose tablet (Google Nexus 7) which functions as an individual device and/or a remote control to use parallel to the Google Fiber services.

The service was first introduced in the Kansas city metropolitan area, and was announced as a variable business model in December 2012.

In 2015, as part of Google’s plan to restructure the company, Google Fiber became a subsidiary of Alphabet and to also become a part of the ‘Access and Energy’ business unit.

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