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The Fastest Internet on the Planet

Four very, very lucky cities (Kansas City, KS; Provo, UT; Austin, TX; and Portland, OR) get Internet speeds that are 100 times faster than typical US broadband connections. Now, the technology is expanding to four new cities, Atlanta, Nashville, North Carolina, and Raleigh Durham. This WiFi wizardry is called Google Fiber, a lightning-fast Internet service that offers a one-gigabit-per-second connection for free. Google also throws in a free terabyte of Google Drive storage and a two terabyte DVR recorder that can save up to eight shows at the same time. Fiber subscribers can even receive a Nexus 7 tablet as a remote.

This speed of Internet basically renders the word "buffer time" obsolete. It'll make video chatting, streaming movies, and online file storage much easier. The best part? Fiber is expanding. Google is assessing interest and detailed city studies in 34 different areas (including Nashville; Atlanta; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA; Charlotte, NC; and San Antonio). The service has big economic impacts — it even ignited a startup scene in Kansas City!

Crazy scale: 10 (It's real and expanding!)

Source: Facebook user Google Fiber

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