Ultra Fast Google Fiber Internet Service Lures Startups to Kansas City
January 14, 2013 9:28 AM
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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.
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1/14/2013 10:31:47 AM
A few guys working from a garage on State Line Road on an unnamed idea is enough to rename this place and write articles about the next Silicon Valley?
1/14/2013 12:00:00 PM
A few guys working in their garage created things like windows/apple/HP/even air travel....so yeah it's nice to dream.
1/14/2013 8:40:11 PM
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....
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