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Submission + - Google announces fiber plans, pricing (

Kiyyik writes: "Google just announced the details behind their inaugural fiber optic service in Kansas City. They're doing a set of packages including $120/month for tv plus internet, $75/month for internet alone, and regular 'conventional' internet for a one time $300 fee. Rollouts are starting in the central areas and will work their way out on a demand basis: at least ten percent of a neighborhood must sign up for the service before Google will come in and start hanging fiber."

Submission + - Google starts running fiber in Kansas City, Kansas (

Kiyyik writes: "After weeks of wrangling over shared space on utility poles, Google and the KC Board of Public Utilities have gotten their act together and Google is starting to wire Kansas City Kansas today. They will be paying attachment fees and hanging the fiber optic liens in the space on the poles reserved for telecommunications. The Kansas City MO side is still on track to begin a few months behind the Kansas side."

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