Google Officially Unveils Fiber Internet in Kansas City
Google took the wraps off its Fiber program for Kansas City this morning, launching three packages for consumers in the KC metro area.
Gigabit Internet + TV
Just $120 a month gets you gigabit internet, a full TV service with hundreds of channels and thousands of on-demand options, no data caps, a Nexus 7 tablet, connected TV box, the network box (wired and wireless router), plus a storage box for saving hundreds of hours of TV content. On top of that, of course, 1TB of cloud storage on Google Drive. With a 2 year contract, Google also waves the $300 installation fee.
Gigabit Internet -
If you’re content with your current cable/satellite provider and just want blazing fast internet, $70 bucks a month will get you the internet-only package, along with the same network box for wired and wireless connectivity. Again, no data caps and 1TB of cloud storage with Google Drive. A 1 year contract waves the installation fee.
Free Internet -
If you’re not ready for gigabit internet yet (really?), Google has a third package. Pay the $300 installation fee for fiber to be installed to your home and your internet is FREE for up to seven years. It’s not Fiber internet, though. The free package gives you 5Mbps/down and 1Mbps/up - comparable, they say, to the average consumer internet connection.
Community Centers, Emergency Services, Schools and Libraries -
Google will also be providing schools, libraries, emergency services, and community centers with FREE Fiber Internet as they continue deploying the service around the city. They’ve currently planned over 200 installations around Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO to receive this so far. Props to you, Google.
More details and sign-up form here: www.google.com/fiber