Google Fiber Coming to Fortunate Fiberhoods of Kansas City
"Together we’ve made good progress during this pre-registration period, but there’s still work to be done. Some fiberhoods won’t qualify this time around. If you live in one of those fiberhoods, we want you to know that we’ve heard your concerns. We will include you in a future rally sometime next year, when you can try to qualify for Fiber again," Google stated in a blog post.
Google Fiber, if you missed the buzz from earlier this summer, is a 1Gbps broadband service that runs $70/month, plus a $300 construction fee that's waived if subscribers sign a 1-year service agreement. If that's too expensive and/or fast, Google also offer a 5Mbps downstream / 1Mbps upstream tier for free...well, sort of. The free tier requires either a $300 construction fee or $25/month for 12 months. There's also an Internet HDTV bundle tier that runs $120/month and includes 1Gbps downstream, a full channel TV lineup, TV set-top box, a network box, 1TB Google Drive in the cloud, and Nexus 7 tablet.