Kansas City, Missouri to get Google's 1Gbps Internet service

Several months ago, Kansas City, Kansas became the luckiest city in the US as Google announced plans to offer the residents of that city access to the company's 1Gbps Internet service. As you might gather, the folks over at Kansas City, Missouri, the much larger city across the Missouri river, are insanely jealous. Well it looks like that's about to change.

The Kansas City Star web site is reporting that Kansas City, Missouri will officially announce today that their city will get access to the same super fast 1Gbps Internet service from Google as its smaller neighbor. The service is scheduled to begin in some parts of the city in early 2012.

Google made huge waves last year when it announced that it would offer access to its super fast Internet service, with fiber optic cable connection, to select cities and towns in the US. Over 1,000 municipalities signed up to be considered by Google for the service but it was Kansas City, Kansas who "won" the race, announcing the deal with Google on March 30.

While both cities will soon be able to download games, video and "other stuff" with the 1Gbps speed in the near future one big issue that hasn't been discussed is cost. Google has yet to reveal how much it will charge for its super fast Internet services but in the past it has said it will be "competitive" and the article hints that the price might be close to $50 a month.

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Come on now... it's an amateur mistake to say it's 1GBps when we all know it is 1Gbps. Makes Neowin look foolish as a tech site.

Another reason why google is one of the best technology companies out there. I wonder if this will make it out to the east coast?

Eh What?... My University have 2000Mbps / 2Gbps... However at home i only have 150 so i wish i lived in Kansas lol

Shaydx said,
Eh What?... My University have 2000Mbps / 2Gbps... However at home i only have 150 so i wish i lived in Kansas lol

Yes, but you share the connection with many others. That's why you'd need such a network in college.

Shaydx said,
Eh What?... My University have 2000Mbps / 2Gbps... However at home i only have 150 so i wish i lived in Kansas lol

ok, go live in kansas, but this is misourri.. Kansas City is a completely different think then Kansas

0veR said,
Download Blu-ray movie in 10 sec

Not necessarily, it depends also on the host's network.
Ex: Rapidshare won't let you download at 200 MB/s

But theoretically you could...

BunBunCake said,

Not necessarily, it depends also on the host's network.
Ex: Rapidshare won't let you download at 200 MB/s

But theoretically you could...

if it say torrent network , yes but not so likely

Temuulen Battumur said,
man, what if they give 250 gb cap lol.

good enough for me =)
Seriously, how much bandwidth do you guys need? 250 gb is very generous, anything more... you should be getting a business line paying $150-200+

BunBunCake said,

good enough for me =)
Seriously, how much bandwidth do you guys need? 250 gb is very generous, anything more... you should be getting a business line paying $150-200+

Are you serious? 250gb cap with a 1gbps service would be a slap in the face as far as im concerned.

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