Kansas City: On Tuesday, Google announced that it will offer its ultra-high speed fiber internet service to small business on both side of the state line beginning with businesses in Kansas City.
This is the very first time the company has sold its fiber service to businesses. According to the business owners who have tested it, this could be the application that may close the gap between fiber's hype in Kansas City and its actual utility.
Google is offering its highest speed internet for 100 dollars per month in few neighbourhoods of KCK and Kansas City in its initial roll-out for early access program for the small businesses.
A Google spokesperson informed 41 Action News that the company is planning to expand the number of fiberhoods but for now they do not have a timeline they could share adding that they are working fast to bring Fiber to businesses and are hoping to have the first customers installed by this year's end.
Over 50 local businesses were a part of a three month pilot program before the announcement on Tuesday.
Channel 41 Action News spoke to two business owners who were not too sure about Google Fiber initially but found the service really impressive.
Owner of web app developer Propoganda3, Marcello Vergara, said he cannot go back to another service, after using the service for three months.