On Thursday Google finally launched Google Fiber
, the company's Gigabit broadband service currently installed in Kansas City (Kansas, Missouri). The company is actually leaving it up to local residents in determining how the new network will spread across town. Even more, one of three offered packages will be free, requiring no monthly access fee for at least 7 years.
"Google Fiber works better when communities are connected together," the company said. "So we’ve divided Kansas City into small communities we call fiberhoods. We’ll install only where there’s enough interest, and we’ll install sooner in fiberhoods where there’s more interest. You can check out your fiberhood’s pre-registration goal, as well as a real-time status update of all Kansas City fiberhoods on our rankings page."