The cheaper service isn’t attractive to many poorer Kansas City residents because they rent their homes and move regularly, according to Rick Chambers, head of an education foundation in the area. The service is attached to the property, so if residents move, they can’t take it with them, he said.
There’s some data becoming available on adoption rates for new Google FTTH offerings in KC. One might suggest that adoption rates would be slower for certain demographics than others, as Google cheapest installation costs $300 or $25/month for more than a year, for a much slower connection. At least that’s what it says in this WSJ article, suggested by Nan Rubin.