Google Fiber Beats Competition In KC Household Survey

Kansas City Startup Village consists of about 20 startups in the first neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. to get Google Fiber | Photo courtesy of Kansas City Startup Village
Kansas City Startup Village consists of about 20 startups in the first neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. to get Google Fiber | Photo courtesy of Kansas City Startup Village

Survey results from a Wall Street research firm suggest Google Fiber is snaring much of the customer base in the growing number of neighborhoods in Kansas City where it sells TV and Internet hookups. Bernstein Research said its door-to-door survey of 350 homes also found most of those new customers buy Google’s high-speed service — paying $70 a month for more download and upload speed than they know what to do with.

That may reflect the particularly broadband-hungry corners of the market surveyed by Bernstein — some of Google’s most eager customers — and their desire to take the 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service for a spin.

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