Google drops free internet plan for Kansas city

Updated: Apr 13, 2016, 10:42 AM IST
Google drops free internet plan for Kansas city

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: It's a heartbreaking news for the netizens of Kansas city! Roughly after five years Google has decided to terminate its free internet service plan for the new subscribers.

The internet giant has announced that May 19 will be the last date for subscribers to use their free tier services.

The super- fast internet service plan, known as Google fiber, was launched by Google's parent company Alphabet for the first time in 2012 in the America's Kansas city. With one time installation charge, Fiber had promised to provide free access to internet after that.

Initially fiber had few low- prices offers like, a $70 monthly subscription of internet, $130 for both TV and internet and $300 installation charge with no other monthly charges.

But now Google have introduced Fiber 100, a new faster option that costs $50 a month with no construction fee.

Although the reason behind this sudden termination is still unclear but many speculates that Alphabet is trying to monetize Google Fiber and planning to place it as a strong competitors among other mass media giants like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.