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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....

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