Google has been slowly rolling out its Google Fiber gigabit Internet service to more neighborhoods in Kansas City, Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas, but it’s now opening up the service to small businesses for the first time. Google announced today on its blog that it’s kicking off an “Early Access Program for Google Fiber for Small Business” starting with select fiberhoods in Kansas City.
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Now we’re taking another step to speed up the Internet for small businesses—today, we’re kicking off an Early Access Program for Google Fiber for Small Business in select areas of central Kansas City. And whether a business uses their connection to move to the cloud, get closer to customers on Hangouts, or bring more transactions online, we’re excited to see what happens when Kansas City businesses say farewell to slow speeds and hello to all the tools and technologies that they need to grow.
Google says the new program is open starting today for “a handful of fiberhoods in Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO,” but it also hinted that it plans to expand the Fiber for business program to Provo and Austin in the future.
Business owners will pay $100/month for the Gigabit internet service compared to the $70/month for internet or $120/month for internet and TV available for regular customers.
Earlier this year Google announced plans to roll out Fiber more broadly to a total of nine metro areas and 34 cities across the US with major rollouts planned for Raleigh Durham, NC, Atlanta, San Jose, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR and surrounding areas.