Google Fiber To Raise Bundled Rate In K.C.

Even Google Fiber isn’t immune to the costs of TV programming.

The company confirmed that it will be raising the rate on its 1-Gig/pay-TV bundle for new customers in Kansas City by $10 per month. That product mix originally started at $120 per month, and will rise to $130 per month for new customers as of March 10.

Google’s stand-alone 1-Gig service in all markets will remain at $70 per month. Pricing of its broadband/TV bundle pricing plans in Provo, Utah, will continue to start at $120 per month. Google Fiber’s TV/broadband bundle in Austin, Texas, has started at $130 per month since pricing was announced for that market in November 2014.

Word of the price change for new customers in Kansas City first showed up in this Reddit post.

"Since we kicked off signups for Google Fiber in Kansas City two years ago, we’ve offered our Gigabit + TV product to residents at $120/month," Google told DSLReports. "In that time, we've continued to invest in our Gig+TV offering, improving our programming, and offering new benefits (e.g., more TV boxes per home, latest devices)."