After months of construction on a new consumer network service, Google announced today the launching of its Gigabit Internet service to homes in Kansas City this week. Google Fiber is offering three plans: Gigabit Internet plus streaming for $120 per month, Gigabit Internet only for $70 per month and a Free Internet access service The only drawback of the Free Internet access service is you are required to pick up the tab on a $300 installation fee either in a one time payment or divided up in monthly installments. The two higher tier services have the installation fee already included. The company had the following to say:
At up to 1000 Mb per second, Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today's average Internet, allowing you to get what you want instantaneously. You no longer have to wait on things buffering; everything will be ready to go when you are.
Currently, Google has no plans of expanding outside Kansas City, so don't expect to see Google Gigabit Internet service anywhere else soon.