KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Google is now counting last-minute registrations for Google Fiber.
Jenna Wandres said the company canvassed the neighborhoods that did not reach the minimum number of sign-ups by the midnight Sunday deadline and gave those residents a second chance. Google officials said they signed up 180 of the 202 eligible neighborhoods.
For a $10 deposit, residents could get the infrastructure installed in their neighborhood. Eligible residents could then sign up for one of two plans: $120 for cable and Internet and $70 for Internet only.
Residents who don't sign up but still live in a "fiberhood" can get free Internet service as long as they pay for installation, which costs $300. However, that Internet service would be slower than Google Fiber. Schools and businesses in fiberhoods will also be able to access Google Fiber's ultra fast Internet service for free.
Google also plans to soon offer the ultra-high speed internet service to residents in the Northland and in south Kansas City.
As for Phase Two, which includes returning to the neighborhoods that missed out the first time, along with the Kansas City North and south Kansas City, Google doesn't plan to begin rallying those residents until next year. In the meantime, technicians will begin putting the fiber network in those neighborhoods that signed up enough people.
Learn more about Google Fiber at fiber.google.com.