Google Fiber is now available in Kansas City on a selection of monthly plans, as opposed to the one-time payment for construction and free connectivity thereafter. Now, as noted by Recode, the company will offer its service for free to economically underserved communities while everyone else can pay out $50 a month without signing a contract.
It's likely Google has altered its pricing model for Fiber to attract more customers. The substantial installation fee turned off potential customers, but this new monthly fee could entice those who seek faster connectivity without having to take out a loan to afford the installation. The $50 a month will bump those on the free 5Mbps up to 100Mbps.
Those who reside in Kansas City will have until May 19 to switch to the new plan in order to continue using Fiber. Should you require even more from the web, there's a $70 a month option for a gigabit connection.
From the Editor's Desk: Navigating the Chromebook crunch of 2020
Chromebooks are wonderful little laptops for a great many people, but they're especially well-suited to children. Now if only retailers could keep them in stock this back-to-school season.
Here's every U.S. city with 5G coverage right now
5G deployment is moving fast and the list of cities with coverage is growing all the time. See if your U.S. city has coverage yet by Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T.
It's time to stop using SMS for two-factor authentication
Not all 2FA is equal. Using SMS to get a code might not be "better than nothing" after all.
Best Ethernet adapters for your Chromecast or Fire TV Stick
If you've been having trouble with Wi-Fi on your streaming stick, an Ethernet adapter may be a good investment. A wired connection avoids any signal interference or competition for bandwidth and gives your cast or stream priority access to data. Some adapters simply do just that, while others take advantage of the direct access to your Chromecast or Fire TV Stick to add other useful...