Google Fiber, the search giant's ultra-highspeed (gigabit) Internet and TV service, on Tuesday began to be installed for registered residents of Kansas City, Kansas. Specifically, per its pre-registration period rules, Google has begun going down the list of its 180 qualified neighborhoods, or "fiberhoods," in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, which had a high enough percent of their residents sign-up to meet Google's own thresholds. The first qualified fiberhood to receive the new service is Hanover Heights.
One local entrepreneur to be connected, Matthew Marcus, CTO of Local Ruckus, compared it to being one of the first in history to get electricity, IThinkBigger reported.
Here's a photo of a Google Fiber installation truck at work posted by the company on Google Plus on Tuesday:
And here's a Google video ad celebrating the launch of Google Fiber installations:
(H/T: Mozilla Ignite)
Updated 6:30 p.m. EST to add photo and video.