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A different kind of Internet and TV

Google promises to join the world in the best possible way
Jenelle Kalaf
Photo Editor

Google brings us many services, such as search engines, social media, email services, online storage, video sharing capabilities, smart phones, and smart glasses.
While all of these services are helpful and used by many, what do they all require?
Internet. And does Google have plans.
The Google Fiber project was made with one idea in mind: Connect the world.
It’s an Internet and TV service that starts with a basic price of free for up to seven years. To receive the service, you’d have to pay a one-time $300 fee for installation. This only covers just a basic, steady Internet connection.
For $130 a month (and a waived installation fee) you get 1000 Mbps (Megabits Per Second) of download speeds and a DVR box for on demand services through Google.
The Blue Water Area is dominated by high prices controlled by Comcast. While they offer good service, the highest mbps offered is 105, costing $90 a month. That’s not even including any TV package.
Cheap to free Internet, cheap, great cable service, what the catch?
Google is only offering the service in about four cities right now. Google’s idea, to connect everyone, is expensive, and the low cost don’t cover much.
While it’ll take a while for the service to get to us, it serves as a lesson to all who think they aren’t being swindled.
Google has their hands in many, many projects, and make most of their money off of web ads, they have shown the world that your Internet, which has become a basic need in our world, can be fairly priced.
Comcast and Time Warner own many networks and studios, and yet feel the need to rack up the price of something we can’t find another supplier for, which means more money for them.
Don’t fret, these amazing deals and prices are on their way. Google just needs to take their time to do it right. Google’s looking to see who will offer already existing fiber network, certain population ranges, places out of Verizon’s coverage (biggest competitor), or a willing city government.
So, interested? Check out Fiber.Google.com for more information and call your local government. Right now, making the idea known to the Blue Water Area is the largest step into making the world a little less stressful and a little more connected.