Google has announced that they are rolling out the fiber-optic “Google Fiber” service in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Google’s Fiber service is 1-gigabit, which is the fastest speed in the world. Google Fiber is 100 times faster than the average broadband.
“Gigabit speeds will get rid of these pesky, archaic problems and open up new opportunities for the web. Imagine: instantaneous sharing; truly global education; medical appointments with 3D imaging, even new industries that we haven’t even dreamed of, powered by a gig,” said Google.
Google offered customers a chance to try out the high-speed Internet service in February 2010 across several trial locations. Some cities wanted the fast Internet really bad so they arranged public rallies and set up Facebook campaigns.
“Households in Kansas City can pre-register for the next six weeks, and they can rally their neighbors to pre-register, too,” Google said in the blog post. “Once the pre-registration period is over, residents of the qualified fiberhoods will be able to choose between three different packages.”
Google said that all plans will require a $300 hook-up fee. Residents will be able to choose between a Gigabit Internet with TV for $120 per month or Gigabit Internet for $70 per month. Google will only offer the service in neighborhoods where enough people commit to subscribing. At least 40 residents will have to register their interesting by paying $10 per month on the Google Fiber website.