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Residents have until December 22 to sign up for Google's superfast Internet service.
A door-to-door survey of residents in Kansas City suggest that as many as 50 percent of households in Google Fiber neighborhoods are signing up for the service, which could drive the company to expand further across the nation.
Regional wireless provider C Spire is using the Google Fiber playbook to deliver ultra high-speed broadband in Mississippi. The move could signal a trend in which other companies use the Google business model to bring fiber to other regions of the US.
Google Fiber head Milo Medin says the company is not just conducting an expensive research project in Kansas City and other places getting the technology. He expects the gigabit fiber networks to make money.
Analysts say that more than 7,000 households have already pre-registered for the new broadband service, while 23 percent of designated 'fiberhoods' have cleared the hurdle for .
Google's superfast Internet service launched a year ago in Kansas City. CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at the impact it has on the local startup scene.
The cable industry says it is more than ready to compete with Google Fiber, but adds that consumers are nowhere near ready for gigabit speeds. Is it cable's pricing schemes that are holding back adoption?