Google Fiber making splash worldwide for KC
The Kansas City Star
A friend on a telephone call for tech support with experts in India was amazed when he asked where she was calling from.
She said Kansas City, and he immediately went into a spiel about the wonders of Google Fiber coming to this area. People in our river town have heard the high-speed hype for a couple of years, and like pharmaceutical commercials for some odd ailment no one hopes to ever get, they don’t register anymore.
But on the other side of the world, tech-savvy people are envious of Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan., addressed that are to get the fastest home, business and school Internet connections on the planet.
Google Inc. is pushing contracts for Internet and TV services for the “fiberhoods.” That has to make phone, cable and satellite companies already in homes very nervous.
The base Google Fiber rate for households to get the service is $300 for an Internet connection for seven years. The higher speeds and TV serves cost more.
Some area households and businesses are starting to think of the possibilities. Certainly companies and people in far away places are letting their imaginations soar.