Google Fiber for Small Businesses Starting Up in Kansas City
Small businesses in sections of Kansas City in Missouri and Kansas can start signing up for high-speed Google Fiber Internet service of up to 1G bps for $100 per month.Google has announced that small businesses in sections of Kansas City can subscribe to high-speed Google Fiber Internet, giving them a 1G bps connection to and from the Internet. This is roughly 100 times faster from the Internet to the premise than the average link in the United States, so it’s a major speed improvement that is especially important for data-centric businesses. Moreover, transfers to the Internet are at the same speed, or about 400 times faster than average. This allows businesses to share data and collaborate on work, making areas with fiber for businesses very attractive to technology-oriented companies. “Whether a business uses their connection to move to the cloud, get closer to customers on Hangouts or bring more transactions online, we’re excited to see what happens when Kansas City businesses say farewell to slow speeds and hello to all the tools and technologies that they need to grow,” according to the announcement post from Google.
The service will initially be limited to just a few districts Google currently covers on both the Missouri and Kansas sides of the metropolitan area that is divided by the Missouri River. But Google is expected to rapidly expand the service throughout Kansas City. Businesses will be charged $100 per month, with options for fixed IP addresses at a small premium. This price has a one-year guarantee.