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Google Fiber Now Available in Kansas City

on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 11:40am

Google has finally announced pricing for their new 1Gbit/s Fiber Internet serivce in Kansas City (MO and KS).  It includes thew new Google TV service, and they even include a "free" option after making just a 1-time payment!  The prospect of getting Google Fiber in St. Louis was one of the reasons we founded WasabiNet, so here's hoping Google moves to town soon!

https://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/

To quote the PC Word blog:

Google is offering three plans. The Gigabit + TV service is $120 a month, with a $300 construction fee waived if you sign a two-year contract. The Fiber TV service offers a large selection of network and some cable channels in HD, including Showtime and Starz. Along with the package, Google is throwing in a free Nexus 7 (which isn't easy to find) and a TV box that records up to 500 hours and eight shows at once on its two terabytes of storage.

If you only want the Internet service, that'll run you $70 a month, again with the waived $300 construction fee with contract.

A free plan is also offered, but limits you to 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload speeds, and requires the $300 construction fee. This might work if you can't afford the gigabit service, since the average Internet speed is only 5.8Mbps anyway, but it's difficult to give up a service that's 100 times faster.