Google Fiber is an ultra-fast optical net access with 180 households that has registered for the service. The Google Fiber project started on July 26th and gives households in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri weeks to apply for the service. Within that timeframe, 202 households have applied and at least 180 qualified for Google Fiber.
Google said that they were “amazed and humbled” by the response and they plan to share the list of “fiberhoods” that have qualified for Google Fiber on Thursday September 13th. There are three subscription packages, but it will have a $300 construction fee with the ability to stretch that payment across twelve $25 monthly installments.
The Gigabit Internet package costs $70 per month (with no construction fee) and the Gigabit Internet + TV package costs $120 per month. Google said that the speed will be 100 times faster than the average broadband speed in the U.S. The $70 package has 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage and the $120 package includes 2TB of Google Drive storage, TV box, a storage box, and a Nexus 7 tablet.