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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