Google Fiber offers super-fast broadband to Kansas City
Google has begun to connect US homes in Kansas City to super-fast broadband, offering residents speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second).
People living in the “fibrehood” area of Hanover Heights are among the first to use the service.
They are reporting speeds of about 700Mbps (megabits per second).
The product poses a challenge to established cable companies which typically charge more money with slower connections.
Google says it hopes its package will persuade people to spend longer on the web and try out new services.
However, it will need to convince consumers that they would benefit from access to such fast speeds.