Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Only 12 days left to pre-register for Google Fiber

Just over a month ago, we kicked off the Google Fiber Rally in Kansas City. We’re really glad the response from the community has been so enthusiastic. Ninety-eight fiberhoods have qualified for service already. You can see the rankings on both sides of the border in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo.

There are only 12 days left until the Google Fiber rally ends, and some fiberhoods still haven’t reached their pre-registration goals. Your community needs your help. Mobilize your neighbors, otherwise the opportunity to get a gig might pass you by. And remember, not only will you be able to enjoy Google Fiber at your home, your community will also see the benefits, since we’ll be connecting schools, libraries, hospitals and more in qualified fiberhoods.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Pre-register if you haven’t already. All you need to do is provide some basic sign-up info and pay the $10 pre-registration fee. If your fiberhood qualifies, the $10 will count toward your first bill. If your fiberhood doesn’t qualify, we’ll return the $10 back to you.
  2. Encourage your neighbors to pre-register, too. Getting Google Fiber is a combined effort between your fiberhood and Google Fiber. If your fiberhood doesn’t hit its goal, we’re not sure if or when we’ll come back again. So it’s important for you and your neighbors to pre-register now, before the rally ends.
You can still rally your neighbors even if your fiberhood has already qualified. The more pre-registrations there are in your fiberhood, the sooner we’ll install there. Pre-registration ends on September 9. Right after that, residents of qualified fiberhoods will be able to choose their Google Fiber packages. And within a few weeks, we expect to begin installing the first homes. So a Gigabit Internet is truly just around the corner.

There’s not a lot of time left, and we’re eager to help you and your neighbors with as much information as you’d like about Google Fiber. If you want to become a Google Fiber Ambassador, fill out this form and we’ll get back to you shortly. You can also download informational flyers right here to print and share. And if you want a Google Fiber sign for your yard, come pick one up at our our Fiber Space at 1814 Westport Rd. where you can also see demos of what a gig can do, ask questions in person to members of our Google Fiber team, and get help with pre-registration.

We’ll also be holding several events around town during the rest of the rally, including a pre-registration drive from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM next Saturday, September 8 at the Fiber Space Lounge. Bring your friends and neighbors for some food and fun entertainment.

Finally, as always, please check out our online FAQ or contact us by email, chat, or phone anytime. We’re here to help!