Google started its fiber services in Kansas City two years ago, in an attempt to be recognized as an ISP for small businesses and customers. The tech giant wanted Google Fiber to become an indispensable tool for home – based businesses, families and entrepreneurs and it kept its promise.
Recent reports state that now Google Fiber managed to roll out in a few selected areas of Kansas City (Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kans), starting with an Early Access Program that costs $100 a month. What are the benefits for those who sign up with Google Fiber? They will get a gigabit of Internet connection at a cost that is mind – blowing low.
In 2011 Kansas City raced against over 1000 American cities nationwide to become the first Google Fiber friendly city and since then, it became known as the Kansas City Startup Village: a place where entrepreneurship and partnership are the core values. Google Fiber wants to strengthen these values and even develop them, as the service they provide promises the users Internet speeds of up to 1 Gb and download speeds of around 1,000 Mbps, all at a price of only $100. Given the fact that gigabit connections for startups usually cost around $10,000 a year, Google Fiber has all chances to shake the market balance really good and to turn the two “fiberhoods” into the next American business poles.
Small businesses opting for the Google Fiber Early Access Program will also benefit from Google’s dedicated client support programs via e-mail, chat or phone and they won’t have to commit to a long term relationship. They will also receive a Wi – Fi box and firewall protection, and for a few extra dollars, they can get a single static IP address or a bulk of five IP addresses.
Google officials stated that they have other cities in mind when it comes to Google Fiber. The fiber service pilot program began in Kansas City, but it later expanded to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. However, nobody knows when and where we will see Google Fiber becoming the number one service provider for both consumers and small businesses, but speculations revolve around the number of 34 American cities in the future.
If you represent a small business in Kansas City, you can sign up for the Google Fiber Early Access Program starting today, but you should first check your address for eligibility.If you are in the Misouri part of Kansas City
The service will probably become fully functional by the end of the year, or this is what Google plans for its favorite entrepreneurial city.