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People living in public housing in Kansas City, Missouri, will soon be getting free gigabit internet connections. Google said that it would be rolling out its fiber service to nine public housing facilities in the area, providing gigabit downstream bandwidth to about 1,300 households. The strapped-for-cash residents will also …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I think you'll find it's spellt 'fibre'.

  2. IT Hack

    @AC

    Sadly el reg is no longer (and hasn't for a very long time) a totally UK staffed site.

  3. IT Hack

    Also only one l in spelt

    1. Jon B

      unless you live in Wales.

  4. Ketlan

    Well, if we're being super-picky, it should be 'spelled', not 'spelt' or 'spellt'.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Okay, who spellt the smellts?

  6. joed

    fiber rich diet

    and Internet for living

  7. Boo Radley

    Time to Move?

    Perhaps I should move into public housing?

    1. John Tserkezis

      Re: Time to Move?

      "Perhaps I should move into public housing?"

      Product reviews, even when they're crap, ALWAYS fair better when they're free. It's a great way to bolster results "legally".

      Betcha that's part of what they're doing.

      1. Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

        Re: Time to Move?

        **ALWAYS fair better**

        That would be "fare".

        (sorry... must be something to do with all the other spelling corrections above)

  8. jake Silver badge

    "Google said the rollout in Kansas"

    It's not in Kansas. The roll-out is in Missouri. Different state, in many ways.

    The Kansas half of Kansas City (across the river, and across the state line) would probably have serious issues with massive bandwidth available to all and sundry. c.f. "Kansas State Board of Education".

  9. 2460 Something

    They are getting installation for free but surely they still have to pay a monthly subscription fee? Or do they have to watch 2minutes of adverts for every 1/30th of a second?

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