By Christina DesMarais – he lucky citizens of Kansas City—the first U.S. city to get it from Google—will only pay $120 or $70 for their gig of Internet access. And for those Midwesterners who are happy with a regular old 5Mbps connection, they can get it for free for seven years after paying a $300 construction fee.
Google Fiber has so much beauty, people are literally begging Google to bring it to their cities. Yet fiber doesn’t come without caveats. Here’s a look at some pros and cons.
- ISPs Will Have to React
- No Bandwidth Caps
- A Super Cool Remote and Option for a Chromebook
- Storage Galore
- No ESPN
- Don’t Expect it Anytime Soon
- Now Google Will Really Know Everything
- For Now, A Gigabit Connection Can be Underwhelming
Considering the alternatives—comparably slow and expensive offerings from cable companies—Kansas City getting Google Fiber is akin to the city winning a digital lottery. more> http://tinyurl.com/d2ttdcf
- Google Fiber Brings 1Gbps Internet Speed (techpp.com)
- Google Fiber: Start wetting the bed, cable companies (bgr.com)
- Google Fiber offers 7 years of free internet (slashgear.com)
- Google Announces Launch of Google Fiber (fox4kc.com)
- Google Fiber TV: Google now offers live TV service (digitaltrends.com)
- Google Fiber Is More Than Just Fast Internet (webpronews.com)
- Google Fiber: everything you need to know (theverge.com)
- 11AM: Google Fiber announcement in KC (kshb.com)
- Google Fiber: Here’s what you need to know (gigaom.com)
- Google Fiber Arrives in Kansas City: Do Users Care? Todd R. Weiss, eWeek
- Google Fiber: 20% Of Kansas City, MO Neighborhoods Have Already Met Their Sign-Up Goals, Frederic Lardinois, Aol Tech.