Most Internet broadband connections on cable modems or DSL run at a speed of 0.5 to perhaps 5 megabits per second. FIOS fiber optic connections usually run at 10 megabits per second with options available for up to 50 megabits. Now Google has installed a much higher-speed fiber optic system in Kansas City, Missouri and nearby Kansas City, Kansas, that runs at one gigabit per second. That's 1,000 megabits!
Kansas City residents pay $70 per month for the Gigabit Internet connection. Gigabit Internet plus hundreds of television channels will cost $120/month. Probably the biggest bargain of all is to get the "slow" 5 megabit Internet connection without television: FREE!
Details may be found at https://fiber.google.com/plans/residential/.
Google wired the entire city as a "proof of concept" to prove that it can be done at a price that provides profits for the companies providing the service. While Google has not announced plans for wiring other cities with high-speed connectivity, the company is encouraging other corporations to do the same.
I'm thinking of moving to Kansas City!
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