Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 27, 2012

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I wasn’t exaggerating when I said recently that the Internet speed wars were beginning. Google has now entered the race by building their own fiber optic network, and its new service is light years ahead of Comcast and Verizon when it comes to speed and price.  Google Fiber offers speeds of up to 1000 megabits or 1 gigabit per second for 70 bucks a month. Compare that to Verizon’s 300 megabits per second for 205 dollars a month and it sounds like a steal.  Google Fiber will also offer TV service that comes with a Nexux 7 tablet, which will serve as the remote control. The combined Internet and tv package will cost 120 bucks a month. What’s the catch? It’s only available in Kansas City and is still considered experimental. Google hasn’t announced any official plans to expand the network but let Google Fiber serve as an example of the kind of service we all may have access to one day in the future.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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