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Google Becomes an Internet Service Provider (ISV)

Builds its own Fiber network deliver System Google intends to build the service in areas with the most interest first, and calls each build--out a "rally." To qualify for a rally, each fiber-hood must gather a minimum number of $10 pre-registrations to bring Google Fiber to that zone. There are still just over 42 days left to pre-register, and while some neighborhoods have quickly secured a future with Google Fiber, many neighborhoods still only have just a few pre-registrations. Google Fiber is launching with its own TV service, and with it comes several new devices as part of each available package. The company will offer a Network Box that attaches directly to a wall-mounted fiber jack, including an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point and four gigabit Ethernet connections. Google also announced a separate TV Box for the other televisions in your home that features a Wi-Fi access point and receiver, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and will play 1080p content through its HDMI or component connections. A 2TB stackable Storage Box was also announced, allowing up to eight TV shows to be recorded at once. Each component will rely on a Google Nexus 7 as a remote control, and all of these devices will be provided for free if you sign up for a two-year contract at $120 a month plan, though only the Network Box is provided with the $70 per month.

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