why? are they rolling it out in runned down neighborhoods?? That enclosed photo on the article shows an installation van parked in a dump of a neighborhood. Who's fronting the bill?? Government Welfare checks??
Fort Erie, ON
Re: why? I suppose there aren't many homes built before 1960 in Texas, eh?
| The city of KC, KS (KCK) is the lowest income city of the metro area (though in much better shape than say Flint, Gary or Newark). It's interesting that Google selected the lowest income part of KC metro first but KCK has an easy to work with city govt that is considered progressive (red tape avoidance wise) for city govts and apparently they thought it would be easiest city to deploy in. KC, MO side will also get Gfiber starting in Spring, which has every variety of demographics.|
This area in KCK has a lot of old bungalow blue collar homes but is not a crime ridden area. Is a good cheap way for startups to get in the door. Bungalows are well under $50K. Is also right on the state line near Westport neighborhood on MO side, which is a hipster area of KC with a lot of ethnic eats, thrift shops, hookah, indie stores, etc. Hanover Heights is a fairly good location (for KCK) with dirt cheap homes.
When KCMO gets this next Spring, the Crossroads Arts district in downtown will probably become another startup village as there are already a bunch of tech companies/startups there. It's a pretty cool loft/warehouse type environment. But the bungalow hood in KCK is a cheaper way to get in.
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Mullica Hill, NJ
| |said by TexasRebel:Looks like a fairly normal dense suburb to me. Clearly you have never actually seen a run down neighborhood.
are they rolling it out in runned down neighborhoods?? That enclosed photo on the article shows an installation van parked in a dump of a neighborhood. Who's fronting the bill?? Government Welfare checks??
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
Re: why? 1Gbps symmetrical fiber to the house and I would expect to see it rolling out to neighborhoods where the houses are $300K+ or better known as upper middle class.
on a different note, why the hell does anyone need 1Gbps symmetrical anyway? 25Mbps would be plenty for most people that surf the internet and maybe watch a few movies off Netflix a week.
Re: why? Google went to KC, KS first because they picked them first over KC, MO. Google is first going to the hoods that had the highest number of pre-registrations and this hood (Hanover Heights) had the highest on the KS side.
On the Missouri side, they will start rollout in Spring and most of the highest registrations were indeed high income hoods. KCK doesn't really have particularly high income hoods. Every metro has their lower income areas and KC's is KCK (and KCMO's E Side).
It's prioritized by amount of pre-registrations on each side of state line, not existing ISPs.