I've said it before, Google never does anything half-assed. Google has capitalized again by bringing ultra high-speed internet connectivity to Austin, TX. The service, which boasts speeds of 1 GB/ second, a tablet that acts as a remote, 1 TB of cloud storage, 2 TBs of DVR storage, and all the streaming channels you could ever want is coming to the most progressive city in the most conservative state.
This service, which goes for $130/month for TV and internet, was originally only available in Kansas City, MO/KS (of all places) and has received such wild fanfare that Austin will be next. It's assumed that the roll-out will be implemented in Texas even faster than it was in Kansas City due to the city's higher population density in Austin. However, this makes me believe that Jacksonville, the country's largest city in terms of square-mileage, won't exactly be on the short list to receive the service. This seems to be fitting skepticism considering we can't even get decent broadband coverage at our location in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. SO, this is the point in my blog, where I will crank my megaphone to 1,000 and urge my fellow residents of Jacksonville to write the mayor's office, write your senator, and pester Google incessantly to have the "Bold New City of the South" live up to its namesake by incorporating Google Fiber throughout our fine city. The potential applications for this service are endless and could change the way we do business, watch television, disseminate information, educate our children, and so on....Let's start a grass-roots movement to be the first city on the eastern seaboard to employ this paradigm-shifting technology! OH, and before I forget.....that Google stock that is north of $800/share that people think will be tapering off or even becoming cheaper....THINK AGAIN.