Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Fiber Optic Internet Service

Google has done it again!  They are going to be offering Fiber Optic Internet Service to up to 500,000 homes in the United States.

Cheaper TV Take: This is great news for the consumer.  They will be offering up competition to Cable and Verizon Fios, potentially bringing down prices and improving service.  If you're like me and using internet TV to replace cable TV, the potential is even greater.  You can download more content at better resolutions.  Also the price of internet access will potentially dramatically decrease.  I now pay $70 for phone and internet.  I can see the day when I pay $20 a month for internet access, have Google Voice replace my phone, and get most of my TV entertainment over the internet.  The game is changing quickly... Comcast, Verizon, and others are going to have their work cut out for them to respond.