A while back we told you about Google Fiber. Now we know a lot more about the new service.
We knew that Google Fiber will provide users with high-speed Internet service. (a promised 1000 Mbits up and down).
Subscribers will also be able to take advantage of Google's new Fiber TV service as well.
Hardware for Google Fiber/TV will include a “Network Box” with Wi-fi (to interface with the fiber-optic cable), a pair of “TV Boxes” with DVR, Wi-fi, mobile apps and voice search features.
The remote control unit for the system is an Asus/Google Nexus 7 tablet.
This all looks pretty amazing. But Google Fiber TV is not without some early teething problems - which reportedly include a lack of support from cable TV favorites from AMC, Disney (ESPN) or Time Warner (HBO, CNN) channels
The system rolllout will be controlled. A portion of Kansas City is first. Other neighborhoods will be added when enough potential subscribers sign-up for information.
Google has announced prices. They’ll initially ask $70 per month for Internet and $120 per month for Internet and TV.
There's also a $300 "construction fee" to install the system. That comes out to $25 each month for a year. If you pay the $300 up front they'll give you slower-speed (5 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up) Internet service for free.