Google: 44 Kansas City neighborhoods qualified for Google Fiber TV installs
Consumers from 44 neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., have met the pre-registration goals that are required for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to install its new Google Fiber TV and wideband Internet service, according to the Internet giant.
When Google unveiled its Google Fiber TV product last week, the company said it would deploy the service first in neighborhoods in Kansas City that generate 40 to 80 pre-registrations. According to a Google site that tracks its "fiberhood" rankings, 44 neighborhoods had met their pre-registration goal by Tuesday afternoon. The Greenway Fields neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo., was at the top of the list.
The number of pre-registrations indicate that Time Warner Cable and AT&T could see their digital cable and high-speed Internet subscriber bases erode following the Google Fiber commercial deployments. Google plans to charge $120 monthly for its cable TV and high-speed Internet service, which will offer download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
- see the Google Fiber rankings