Published on April 19th, 2013 | by Andrew Krasniak
Google Fiber Adds Two New Cities, Plus HBO and Cinemax
Over the past year, Google has began offering ultra high-speed fiberoptic internet connections in addition to its bevy of other services, providing connection speeds unheard of to end users. For $70 a month, Google Fiber offers access to its gigabit internet service (that’s 1,000mbps; in comparison, Verizon FiOS is only 300mbps) and 1TB of cloud storage via its Google Drive service. For an additional $50 per month, subscribers receive a subscription to Google’s TV service with over 200 HD channels and DVR, plus a Nexus 7 tablet to control it all.
Recently Google announced that it has reached a deal to offer HBO and Cinemax to its subscribers for an additional $20 and $10 per month. This marks the first time that these premium channels have become available in the U.S. without a cable subscription.
Unfortunately this service is only available in to residents of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. However on April 9th, Google announced plans to expand its superfast internet service to Austin, Texas, and shortly thereafter on April 17th the search giant stated further plans to expand to Provo, Utah.