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Google Fiber Internet access draws entrepreneurs to Kansas City

When Google was searching for a city in which to launch its Fiber Internet service, it was clear that it was hoping incredibly fast internet connectivity would benefit not only consumers but businesses as well. The speedy internet service is reportedly drawing new startup companies to Kansas City.

A neighborhood separating Kansas City, Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri has become an unofficial home for high-tech startups. In fact, the neighborhood has earned the unofficial moniker "Silicon Prairie."

A small group of entrepreneurs is reportedly working on their ideas for the next high-tech startup from a home on State Line Road. Google Fiber Internet service is said to be the catalyst for this conclave of high-tech wars and others around the area. The fast internet connectivity provides speeds of up to 1 GB per second, which is significantly faster than normal internet service typically available to homes and businesses.

The draw for startups and businesses to Google Fiber is that the fast connectivity eliminates issues with buffering that typically affect online video streaming, live conferencing, and other bandwidth intensive tasks.

The Google Fiber Internet access costs $70 per month and cable TV service can be added using the connection for an additional $50 per month. Google also offers a slower internet service at no cost after consumers pay a $300 installation fee.
Google plans to add more "fiberhoods" this year as they roll out the service to more users.

Source: India Times

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How long
By Kimoterapias on 1/14/2013 9:39:24 AM , Rating: 1
Wow at 1 Gbps, how long would it take me to download the entire interwebz?

RE: How long
By inteli722 on 1/14/2013 9:54:28 AM , Rating: 4
It's not as fast as you think. It's about 128 Megabytes per second, which is blazing fast, but not absurdly fast. I think the internet is something like 2000 Exabytes, so go calculate that.

RE: How long
By MERKJONES on 1/14/2013 9:59:19 AM , Rating: 1
I'm pretty sure he was joking.

RE: How long
By heffeque on 1/14/2013 11:11:16 AM , Rating: 2
You don't say

RE: How long
By xti on 1/14/2013 4:09:40 PM , Rating: 2
danget, i just had to teach myself long division for nothing!

RE: How long
By euler007 on 1/14/2013 10:19:17 AM , Rating: 2
34856 days according to my calculations, assuming you don't use any deduplication.

RE: How long
By Souka on 1/15/2013 3:19:28 PM , Rating: 2
and assume no new data is added....

By mckirkus on 1/14/13, Rating: 0
RE: Really?
By AEvangel on 1/14/2013 12:00:00 PM , Rating: 5
A few guys working in their garage created things like windows/apple/HP/even air yeah it's nice to dream.

RE: Really?
By BillyBatson on 1/14/2013 8:40:11 PM , Rating: 2
Dailytech staffers could write about their experience this morning on the toilet and they would consider it news. Very few DT articles have anything to do with th headlines they are posted with. How else would these useless articles attract readers....

By rabbitslayer21 on 1/14/2013 11:26:02 AM , Rating: 5
1 Gb, not GB. I've read that real-world speeds top out at about 600-700 Mbps.

I for one welcome our new gigabit overlords.

RE: Correction
By Samus on 1/14/2013 12:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
man that is completely insane speed

/AT&T U-Verse subscriber :\

By gbk99 on 1/14/2013 1:07:07 PM , Rating: 2
KC North is next. Can't wait to ditch TW Cable. Also this will provide great advantage when gaming. Fools will rage. :)

RE: Sweet
By mcnabney on 1/15/2013 11:45:32 AM , Rating: 2
I am too. My dad in midtown already has Google Fiber installed. The speeds are simply ludicrous. What isn't frequently mentioned is that Google also gives you a 1TB Google Drive to go with it - which my dad has graciously allowed me to share. The HD videos I shoot of my family take me hours to upload over TWC's pokey 800kbs upload capacity - my dad downloads these multi-GB files in 20-30 seconds.

By mackx on 1/14/2013 9:59:39 AM , Rating: 2
maybe in liverpool :o

god knows no one else is going to lift a finger in this place

1GB down?
By Ammohunt on 1/14/2013 2:06:52 PM , Rating: 2
I would be more than happy with 20Mb/20Mb up and down my needs require more upload bandwidth for game servers and the like.

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