I've been travelling this week and was in the airport yesterday when the July 26 Google Fiber announcement hit. Google's entry into the internet service provider market is just a little over a month away.
The long-awaited pricing and packages were released--free internet (with installation fee), $70 for gigabit internet, or $120 for gigabit internet + TV. TIME points out the TV package is missing ESPN currently, a potential deal breaker for some.
You can "pre-register" your Kansas City area neighborhood to signal interest. If enough of your neighbors sign up too, you may be one of the first to receive service.
I am tremendously excited about this offering (I live in an eligible neighborhood). From a residential perspective, the TV + internet package is more than competitive with other service providers in the Kansas City area, primarily Time Warner Cable and AT&T. TWC and AT&T offer reduced introductory rates, but from personal experience, after those intro rates expire you will pay around the same as what Google is offering (I have not been as successful as Timothy Lee in securing continued promotional rates).
I really hope this ends up being a profitable venture.