Speeds reach one gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than the average broadband connection in the U.S. right now. There’s also no bandwidth cap, opening the gates for new apps and services that can be streamed without glitches like buffering.
Two-year contracts come with Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, which uses an app to control Google Fiber TV (users search for shows using a touchscreen). The Nexus tablet also streams content that can be viewed in any room in a home outfitted with the service. The app will be available on Android phones with voice activation and additional content streaming opportunities.
Fiber can stream live 3D video and download HD movies in minutes compared to hours.
Google’s DVR has also been upgraded, allowing users to save eight shows at once on up to two terabytes of storage (that’s a lot of reality TV).
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