(The Hosting News) – Residents of Kansas City should be in for a treat. Well, that is if they’re considering new high speed internet options. On Sunday, tech giant Google revealed that it had wrapped up pre-registration on neighborhoods in the area looking to qualify for Google Fiber, the online service initially launched by the company in late July.
Throughout the process, Google detailed how 180 of what it called “fiberhoods” met the standards to receive connectivity for the service. That’s a high majority of the 202 areas that applied.
“This number has blown us away—and it’s not even the final tally. We’re still processing some final address verification requests and pre-registrations from apartment buildings and condos,” commented the company via a blog post.
Google has maintained that its super fast offering account for speeds “100 times faster than today’s average broadband.” Key components of the service include HD availability, 1000 Mb per second and more.
Meanwhile, the online search giant is providing three pricing plans. Available at $120 per month, users can get Gigabit Internet plus TV connectivity. A lesser version without the TV plan costs $70.
What may seem more mind blowing to potential customers is that Google is offering its internet service free. However, that version contains average ISP speeds and there is a catch: There’s a $300 construction fee that you can fork over one time or spit down into monthly payments. Still, that’s pretty good.
The service appears quite intricate but its availability is significantly limited to the Kansas City market as of now. Google will likely move on to spreading the service nationally at a later date.
|Linux and Windows VPS Hosting |
* Burstable RAM & Guaranteed CPU
* Fast RAID-10 and Teir-1 redundant bandwidth
- Google Fiber Expands in Shawnee, Kansas
- Fpweb.net Unveils Kansas City Data Center
- 1&1 Internet, to Open Data Center in Kansas City
- CoSentry Kansas City Data Center Expands
- Cavern Adds Data Center in Kansas City