Motherboard: Eight Years Later, Google Fiber Is A Faint Echo Of The Disruption We Were Promised. “Google Fiber would, we were told, once and for all free the country from the iron grip of regional monopolies like Comcast, delivering ultra-fast broadband at a more reasonable $70 per month price point across huge chunks of the nation. And in initial launch cities like Kansas City, that dream appeared to be quickly coming true. But that was then, and this is now.” I’m in a city that was chosen by Google Fiber for expansion, but even if they never lay a cable they’ve done me a lot of good. Why? By scaring the competition enough that I have decent speed Internet now.