One day only: Google unveils fiber-to-the-pole in Kansas City

April 1, 2013
Need some bandwidth on the go? Google Fiber said today it is offering its subscribers in Kansas City, KS, the ability to hook into its fiber-to-the-home network (FTTH) from stations attached to the utility poles on which it has strung fiber cable. Google called it “fiber to the pole.” Of course, today is April Fool's Day, so it is a limited-time offer.
Need some bandwidth on the go? Google Fiber said today it is offering its subscribers in Kansas City, KS, the ability to hook into its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network from stations attached to the utility poles on which it has strung fiber cable. Google called it “fiber to the pole.” Of course, today is April Fool's Day, so it is a limited-time offer. As usual, Google did this April Fool's stunt right. Starting with the video:
Naturally, there is a webpage as well. The page includes an FAQ, with questions such as “Can I adjust my connection according to my height?” and “My pole is always busy - people literally camp out there 24/7. How can I get access to my Fiber Pole?” Meanwhile, no word yet on how many people asked to sign up. For more information on FTTx equipment and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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