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Google announces expansion of their 'Google Fiber' project

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2012 20:17 User comments (20)

Google announces expansion of their 'Google Fiber' project Google will expand their Google Fiber service to new cities in 2013.
The roadmap for the next five "fiberhoods" in Kansas City have been unveiled by the search giant, who will all get access to the extremely fast gigabit network.

Schedule via Crunch:

Piper Schools -- choose your plan by January 31, 2013
Delaware Ridge -- choose your plan by February 14, 2013
Painted Hills -- choose your plan by February 28, 2013
Open Door -- choose your plan by February 28, 2013
Arrowhead -- choose your plan by March 7, 2013


The most "expensive" package is $120 per month and gives consumers gigabit Internet and TV. Additionally, the new Nexus 7 tablet is included for free (normally $200), as is a cable box, a DVR, a router and a 1TB Google Drive subscription. The cable TV is 160 digital, HD channels. The Internet offers 1Gbps download and upload speeds. Perhaps even more notably, there are no catches. Users will have to sign a standard 2-year contract, and any equipment/installation fess are waived. There are no bandwidth caps, either.

If $120 is too much, Google's second package removes the TV service and costs $70 per month with a one-year contract. With that package you will get the router and the Google Drive account. The final plan is the free Internet package. For a one-time cost of $300 up-front, you will get a 5Mbps download connection that is free for the next 7 years. In addition, there are no caps and you get the free router.

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20 user comments

117.12.2012 21:02

As much as I am not a fan of Google I would take the internet package. When is it coming to Chicagoland


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217.12.2012 22:17

I pay $70 now a month for 10M.... oh ya and a bandwidth cap..

317.12.2012 22:28

Yea, when is CHICAGO next, Google?!?

I'm TIRED of the same ol Comca$t or AT&T crap.

417.12.2012 22:28

Show us some love in the Quad Cities!

517.12.2012 22:33

5 GB a second for only $200.00 up front (and free afterwards)????

Not even Comca$t can top that......

618.12.2012 1:35

I would pay 2 grand up front in a heartbeat for an internet connection run by Google. Unfortunately that seems like it might not happen in the next decade, not that I blame them.

Go Google.

718.12.2012 1:47

Hey, um, Google? Any word as to when you're bringing that by San Diego? (hopefully, very soon)

818.12.2012 13:24

$120 here, with less HD channels and 15Mb/2mb. Wish there was some initiate to get the country to rerun all teleco lines with fiber...

Also the "cheapest" doesn't sound so cheap. $300 is a lot of money for those that can't afford basic TV/internet. They could throw in 1 of the 8Gb Nexus 7's they got left over, I'm sure there are just stacks of them in some google back room.

Or maybe even turn it into a charity cause for the poor. Schools could donate them to families and give them to kids with a promise to use it for school work. Add some grade tracking apps, and it could be used as an incentive to get good grades.

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918.12.2012 13:34

Originally posted by Qliphah:
$120 here, with less HD channels and 15Mb/2mb. Wish there was some initiate to get the country to rerun all teleco lines with fiber...

Also the "cheapest" doesn't sound so cheap. $300 is a lot of money for those that can't afford basic TV/internet. They could throw in 1 of the 8Gb Nexus 7's they got left over, I'm sure there are just stacks of them in some google back room.

Or maybe even turn it into a charity cause for the poor. Schools could donate them to families and give them to kids with a promise to use it for school work. Add some grade tracking apps, and it could be used as an incentive to get good grades.
$300 is for the 5MBs internet only package and if that is for 7 years of service that is like $3.60 a month for internet speeds that normally cost $30 - $40 a month.



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1018.12.2012 13:41

Originally posted by bobiroc:

$300 is for the 5MBs internet only package and if that is for 7 years of service that is like $3.60 a month for internet speeds that normally cost $30 - $40 a month.


True but the upfront cost is difficult for poor families to justify. Also most of them wouldn't have a tablet, maybe a PC, but providing them a means to use the internet would help offset $300. I would say $300 for 5 years with a 7" tablet would be a better offer.

1118.12.2012 15:38

free internet for $300 bring it to UK ill take it xD

1218.12.2012 15:45

Yep, hurry up and roll it out nationwide in the UK please Google (preferably at some point in my lifetime).



1319.12.2012 20:39

Originally posted by bobiroc:
As much as I am not a fan of Google I would take the internet package. When is it coming to Chicagoland
If Google expands outside of Kansas or Missouri they'll probably follow a similar path (i.e. which place gives them the most leeway to how the fiber is laid).
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1419.12.2012 23:30

On their google fiber website, it says a 1 time construction fee of $300, or $25/mo for 12 months.


1521.12.2012 12:47

Do want here in the D.

1621.12.2012 14:13

Damn Google, what about your home boys in the bay area????

1722.12.2012 1:41

Originally posted by ivymike:
5 GB a second for only $200.00 up front (and free afterwards)????

Not even Comca$t can top that......
What are you, blind? It never stated any of that.

This is superman

1829.12.2012 22:27
bobp100
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Originally posted by sundance:
Damn Google, what about your home boys in the bay area????
True Dat

1915.1.2013 9:43
TheWiseOne
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Originally posted by ivymike:
5 GB a second for only $200.00 up front (and free afterwards)????

Not even Comca$t can top that......
5 megabits (not megabites)up and down a second, for 300 bucks up front. (Or 25$ for 12 months)The plan you want is the 120 dollar plan.

2015.1.2013 9:45
TheWiseOne
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Originally posted by Qliphah:
$120 here, with less HD channels and 15Mb/2mb. Wish there was some initiate to get the country to rerun all teleco lines with fiber...

Also the "cheapest" doesn't sound so cheap. $300 is a lot of money for those that can't afford basic TV/internet. They could throw in 1 of the 8Gb Nexus 7's they got left over, I'm sure there are just stacks of them in some google back room.

Or maybe even turn it into a charity cause for the poor. Schools could donate them to families and give them to kids with a promise to use it for school work. Add some grade tracking apps, and it could be used as an incentive to get good grades.
Most services are like 100 bucks a MONTH. This is one payment of 300 bucks. Anyone who get Google Fiber TV probably has an HDTV. These prices are insanely good.

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