Google Fiber has cost less than $100 million to launch so far


Google’s (GOOG) gigabit broadband Internet service has been well received by the lucky few who have it, while the rest of us have been left eagerly awaiting for it to arrive in our hometowns. Google Fiber is currently available in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas, and is rumored to be launching in Austin, Texas later this year. Carlos Kirjner and Ram Parameswaran of Bernstein Research estimate that it cost Google $94 million — $42 million in Kansas and $52 million in Missouri — to build the Fiber infrastructure and connect homes in its current markets, TechCrunch reported. The analysts believe the rumored Austin rollout will cost the same or even less than the offerings in Kansas City, although they remain skeptical of a nationwide build out.

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