1 Gbps Google Fiber service could expand to more cities

Google has its hands in many technology bowls and one of them is the ISP business. Earlier this year, the first customers in Kansas City, Kansas began to be served by Google Fiber, bringing 1 Gbps speeds via an all fiber network. Google Fiber will spread to Kansas City, Missouri and a few other surrounding smaller towns in the months ahead.

If you have been thinking seriously of moving to Kansas City to access that super speed Internet, you may want to wait a bit. Google might decide to build a Google Fiber service in your neck of the woods. Speaking today at a New York Times conference, Venture Beat reports that, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the company is looking into "hopefully more cities if we’re able to expand our service" for Google Fiber.

Schmidt added that Google is not treating Google Fiber as "... an experiment — we’re running it as a business." However, he would not say which other cities might be getting that fast track to the Internet, saying, "We’re trying to decide now.”

In addition to the 1 Gbps Internet service, Google Fiber is also offering a TV service in Kansas City that includes a free Nexus 7 tablet as a remote control and a DVR box that can record up to eight channels at once.

Source: Venture Beat  | Image via Google

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I can partially confirm that they are digging fiber in Overland Park, KS on the rightway of the Fiber Ring that several dark/public fiber is already buried. The streets have been buzzed with Atlantic folks... Bring it on! I actually was going to move, but then this... oh boy oh boy!

I would love them here in Central Cali. If nothing more than to get UVerse to quit farting around and increase their speeds already. As someone with FTTH sitting on 17mbps down, I can only dream of what could be.

This would be great in the Greater Phoenix Metro / East Valley area of Arizona. Cox could use some serious competition down here.

That isn't unique to your region. It's likely the default that any area will only have one 'real' player in the broadband arena. If you ran a nationwide survey on whether people felt "stuck" with their current ISP, the results may be staggering.

It's not so much that what Google is offering a better choice (in all seriousness, their quality of service is likely to drop as their coverage expands--that's just how it goes). This is just the usual human desire for the idealized unattainable.

now hold on, Time Warner Cable, Googles really only competitor in Kansas City said "no on wants 1Gbit internet and if they would they would pay for it" and "Google would never expand outside of Kansas City, and they will probably just abandon the network".... now I think I believe the competition, I mean why would they possibly be scared? their 1Gbit MetroE fiber connections are only $1,500 a month and a small $20,000 installation fee..... and that is just for internet..... no one watches TV or uses a phone anymore

Thank you google, but i dont want or need ur shi* gbit deal.
I already have a much better deal, plus ill not get 100% monitored just u do with the retard guys that use ur cra* DNS


BWRECORD ( UP: 1.00GB/s )-( DN: 1.08GB/s )-( TOTAL: 1.39GB/s )

keeep dreaming google

tester.br said,
Thank you google, but i dont want or need ur shi* gbit deal.
I already have a much better deal, plus ill not get 100% monitored just u do with the retard guys that use ur cra* DNS


Good for you? do you live in Kansas City or a city Google is interested in? if not, who cares? Btw that is costing you how much a month? Google's internet is dirt cheap compared to any competition in the area which is numbers of times higher in cost

BWRECORD ( UP: 1.00GB/s )-( DN: 1.08GB/s )-( TOTAL: 1.39GB/s )

keeep dreaming google

BWRECORD ( UP: 1.00GB/s )-( DN: 1.08GB/s )-( TOTAL: 1.39GB/s )
What does that even mean? First, only marketers total up and down. Seconds? How does 1.00+1.08 total to 1.39?

Yep thats the trade off! Fast speed for all your info, some people will like the deal some won't. I wonder if you can use open dns

Indeed. The only downside is the $300 construction fee: https://fiber.google.com/about/

EDIT: I misread it. The construction fee is waived for the $70 and $120/month plans. It only applies to the free Internet connection (with speeds up to 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up).

Edited by Yusuf M., Dec 12 2012, 8:10pm :

That's if you want free internet for up to 7 years, but not at the gigabit speed. If you get either the gigabit internet service, or the TV + gigabit internet service, the fee is waived it's just a monthly fee. Please learn to read before you post.