Google Fiber says it will finally begin to offer high-speed fiber-optic broadband access services to small businesses in "select areas" of central Kansas City via its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.
The company says it has launched an Early Access Program for Google Fiber for Small Business in certain parts of Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO. The neighborhoods are illustrated in the graphs below, courtesy of the Google Fiber blog:
|The first service areas in Kansas City, KS.|
|Initial service area for Kansas City, MO.|
The services would include up to 1-Gbps access for $100 a month. The price will be guaranteed for a year and customers can cancel at any time. The CPE will support Wi-Fi, gigabit routing, firewall protection, and online network management via the company’s MyFiber service. Google Fiber also will offer optional static IP address services, with one address supported for $20 per month and five addresses supported for $30 per month.
Google Fiber indicated it plans to offer the small business service in other areas within Kansas City in the future. It acknowledged that there would be interest in similar services in Austin, TX, and Provo, UT, but said it had no current plans to serve business customers in those two markets.
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