Google Fiber: coming to a broadband modem (or cereal bowl??) near you
If you’re like me (and who wouldn’t want to be), you get annoyed when you’re blasting your way through Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer, and it suddenly lags, hardcore. “Connection interrupted”? “Host migration”?? You motherfuckers!! We didn’t pay honest American dollars for service like this.
Well, our friends have Google have a plan to keep things more, err…regular.
Today in a press conference they announced Google Fiber, a service that will offer 1-gigabyte fiber optic internet connection. It will initially be offered just as a free service to schools in the Kansas City, KS area in 2012, but I can see this going wider pretty quickly.
I’ve been underwhelmed by recent Google projects (Google Buzz, anyone? Google Voice??). And I have hesitations about the name Google Fiber- it makes it sound like Google is trying to give Metamucil a run for its money in the natural laxative category. But this project sounds like a winner. With this announcement, I can see cloud-based gaming scoring a big victory, and physical media crawling an inch closer to its inevitable doom.
Anyway, I’m excited. Maybe a little too excited. Time to go get some bran flakes.
To learn more, watch Google’s press announcement here: