Brad Reed at BGR:
And really, this is why Google Fiber is important, even if it never reaches beyond Kansas City: It demonstrates not only how slow most home broadband connections are but how overpriced they are as well. And if Google is correct that fiber-caliber speeds will be key to America remaning economically competitive over the next century, then both business and consumer demand for such high-speed networks will be absolutely huge in the coming years. And if the big-name ISPs don’t feel like keeping up, then Google has shown that big-name tech companies can capably replace them.
Google’s Fiber service, full details of which can be viewed here, is a geek’s wet dream. The telco/cable oligopoly should be quaking in their suits over the service. It will be very interesting to watch this play out in Kansas City, particularly how the competition reacts to Google stepping on their turf.