Right now, the superfast Google Fiber internet service is only available in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS, and it’s only running to homes, not businesses. But one KC couple who want to see the city as a tech hub are renting out a room in their house for $49 a night to tech entrepreneurs who want a taste of the fastest internet speeds available to mortals on this side of the world.
Oh Kansas City, you lucky bastards. You’ll soon be able to get free-ish cable from Google or a paid plan with fucking insane bandwidth.
According to the Google Fiber page, which just went up today, if you’re in KC, you can get free broadband internet (free after an installation fee) or gigabit up/down internet or gigabit up/down internet and TV.
Google has already committed to providing free high-speed internet in both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO and now they’re taking it a step further by pondering getting into the cable TV biz on the back of this free high speed service.
Last year, Google announced its plans to wire one city in the US with super fast fiber optic internet, and mayors and citizens alike from around the country sent in letters and videos to make the case that their city should be the ones to win this tech prize. And now, Google’s picked a winner. Congratulations Kansas City, Kansas. Stupid Kansas.
After residents of Detroit rallied together to raise money for a statue of Robocop, much like how Philadephia has a statue of Rocky, now residents of Kansas City, started by a pair of radio DJs, are trying to get a statue of Vicki Lawrence as “Mama” from the show Mama’s Family erected in town.