Google Fiber to expand to three more Kansas towns

In March 2011, Google first announced its plans to offer a 1 Gbps Internet service in Kansas City, Kansas. Later that year, those plans were expanded to include the neighboring Kansas City, Missouri. In July, Google revealed the first concrete details of their Google Fiber plans for both cities, which will also include a television service.

Now the company has revealed it plans to add support for even more people to enjoy 1 Gbps upstream-downstream Internet access. In a recent post on the official Google Fiber blog, Google announced that the towns of Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods, Kansas will be able to join the neighboring Kansas City for Google Fiber support.

Google said the plans are still tentative as it needs the official support of each of the town's governments to move ahead. It added, "To be clear, this does not change the construction schedule for eligible homes in Kansas City, Kan. and Central Kansas City, Mo. And homes in North and South Kansas City, Mo. will still be able to pre-register for Fiber in our second rally."

Currently, citizens in Kansas City, Kansas and central Kansas City, Missouri can pre-register for Google Fiber by paying $10 ahead of time. Neighborhoods with the most pre-registrations will have their Google Fiber service launched first. Users can get the 1 Gbps Internet access from Google for just $70 a month, with a $300 one time construction fee (waved if they sign for one year of service). The Internet-TV combo is priced at $120 a month, which comes with a Nexus 7 tablet as a TV remote and a DVR that can record up to eight channels at once.

Source: Google Fiber blog

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