SORRY! Google Fiber Not Coming Soon to the UK or Other Countries
Google’s Fiber initiative has already brought ultrafast gigabit Internet service to a couple of United States cities but many international users like those from UK, are wondering when this service could land in their country.
According to arecent Telegraph report, it seems that Google has begun discussions with CityFibre about bringing the Google Fiber service to the UK. But shortly after that, a Google representative dismissed the information with a statement to Engadget.
“We have informal conversations with other telecom companies all the time. But we’ve never had any serious planning discussions about bringing Google Fiber to Britain.”
Google’ Fiber service offers up to 1 gigabit-per-second of both download and upload speed, so no wonder Brits and other international users are look forward to make use of a service that offers an improvement of nearly 100x over the traditional broadband service.
What’s really cool is that Google offers free 5 megabit-per-second service to those in the community who don’t need fast Internet; they only need to pay the one-time activation fee. Internet access isn’t the single service offered with Google Fiber, as there are also bndles with TV.
The biggest disadvantage for the Google Fiber service is that it gets expanded quite slowly and that’s allegedly because of the strong lobby that big telcoms are still enjoying.
However, maybe Google has some secret aces up its sleeve, as it has recently acquired a start-up focused on developing 5G technologies which could put a lot of pressure on AT&T and Verizon if this turns out into a real product.