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Google Fiber Now Open to 158 More Kansas City Neighborhoods

by Jacob Kleinman | March 12, 2014March 12, 2014 8:00 pm PDT

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Google’s grand experiment of rolling out its own super-fast internet service isn’t going nationwide anytime soon, but the company announced plans to expand Google Fiber to more than 100 additional Kansas City neighborhoods today. The pre-selected clusters, which the company calls “fiberhoods” can now qualify for the service, though it all depends on how many people sign up online.

Google Fiber is now accepting applications for Kansas City residents living in North Kansas City, Grandview, Raytown and Gladstone, while neighborhoods that failed to qualify in the past can try to register again. If you’re interested in Fiber, head to the company’s website and sign up for service. You’ll be asked to pay a $10 registration fee and pick a plan. Google offers free service with an installation fee, faster one gigabit Internet for $70 per month, or gigabit Internet and TV for $120 per month.

Deadlines to qualify for Google Fiber begin on April 10 for South Kansas City, May 15 for northwest Kansas City, and June 19 for the northeast region as well as any areas that failed to register enough customers last time. Google says it will begin rolling out service one week after each deadline for every neighborhood that qualifies. The company also announced plans to expand its service to 34 cities across the country including Austin, Texas starting later this year.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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