Interested in a broadband connection that boasts theoretical peak speeds of 1Gbs? Then you’ll have to move to Kansas City, which earlier today was awarded with Google’s ultra high-speed fiber network.
Kansas City beat out over 1,100 other applicants, by proving that their town could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations.
In theory, Google fiber users will be able to download an HD feature length film in just minutes and perform a variety of other bandwidth demanding activities online without any delays or slow downs.
Once the city’s Board of Commissioners has approved the project, Google will begin to offer the service as early as 2012. Service will be offered at a “competitive price” to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.