Google and its brand new gigabit network fiber
The most recent announcement of Google it was about the fact that they will launch Google Fiber, which will be available in various cities. Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham are the first on the list that will benefit from the new high-speed Internet access. Anyway, Google is considering other cities too as potential sites, but this will be public later this year.
When will be Google Fiber up and running?
As we have seen, every time Google announces that they will bring a service to a new location, the existing companies instantly cut their prices and make improvements to their services. Here are some examples:
– in Kansas, the ISPs updated their performances by 86% after Google stated that it will bring gigabit fiber there.
– Comcast boosted its minimum service to 5Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream after Google`s Austin expansion.
– AT & T started to offer its customers from Austin upgrades from 20Mbps connections to 300 Mbps. They cut the prices dramatically, too.
This can be an explanation of the fact that Comcast and other companies opted for double down on going laws that would prevent municipalities from making partnerships with Google in building networks. It seems that the idea of offering service at decent prices is almost terrifying.
Is it Google mulling wireless service?
Another major rumor is the fact that Google wants to make itself a mobile virtual network operator. An MVNO represents a company that rents line space from a major company like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon in order to resell that capacity to consumers at a profitable rate. Among US MVNOs we can mention Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Republic Wireless, Straight Talk, TracFone and Virgin Mobile USA. Unlike those carriers that license spectrum from a single company, Google plans to continuously mull a plan that will grant access to multiple networks at the same time and permit them to pick the provider out of some options. Appropriate devices will fish through networks in order to achieve the best overall service.
This way of seeing things is offered trust by some activity on Qualcomm`s side of the fence. Every model of the company`s modems has mingled with more flexible baseband radio. The most recent Qualcomm demonstrations have revealed that it is possible to pair an LTE modem and WiFi modem at the same time by switching between options and taking into account the fact that you can use them together for maximum performance.
It is questionable the fact that Google offered MVNO because of two things. One of them is that Google is prone to switch from device to device or plan to plan. Take an example: Google`s Nexus device strategies changed rapidly from offering tremendous value to fishing for the premium market. The other reason is that Google may plan to take advantage from the ability to follow users no matter what settings the device has because this represents a treasure for a company that lives through its search.
Some say that Google should offer first guarantees and reassurances about the privacy issues before actually using the service. SO, we will see how the gigabit fiber network will end up.