Monday October 13, 2014

Google Fiber Uptake Low Among Poor

I think I'm going to have to agree with Google's spokesperson on this one. I just don't think a 1Gbps internet connection is a priority when you barely have enough money for the basics.

The study found that just 10% of lower income residents polled took the $70, 1 Gbps option -- and 5% took the company's 5 Mbps service, which while free does have a $300 installation fee. That's in contrast to the 42% 1 Gbps uptake rate and 11% 5 Mbps tier uptake rate in five nearby "middle- and higher-income neighborhoods."