Two Southern California Cities on Deck for Ultrafast Google Fiber Internet Service
Residents and officials of Irvine and San Diego should be very excited for this development. The two cities would become the first California cities to get the ultrafast internet that could very well be a whole 100 times faster than what you’re currently paying for.
The rest of California looks on longingly, as Mountain View-based Google has taken nearly five years from the Google Fiber trial in Palo Alto to break into another California market.
For those unfamiliar with the rainbow bunny rabbit, Google Fiber offers a connection of 1 gigabit per second, or 1,000 megabits per second. For a line in the sand comparison, Wikipedia lists a mere 11.5 megabits per second as the national average.
Prices for Google Fiber are generally comparable to what most households already pay for internet, the service typically costs $70/month for internet alone.
Assuming city leaders strike the deal with Google, it will still be a little while as Google builds out the network.
More on the Google Fiber Announcement can be found here.