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Pasco Man Introduces Google Fiber to City Council

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A lot of people believe this service will help out low income households and people looking for jobs. A lot of people believe this service will help out low income households and people looking for jobs.
PASCO, WA- A Pasco man wants to bring potentially free internet to the area.

Google fiber has already been installed in select cities around the U.S. and there is a chance it could be coming to the Tri-Cities area.

Google fiber is a high speed internet and TV service with competitive prices. Right now, the hype is their "free" package. It is basic internet for seven years at $0.00 a month.

A lot of people believe this service will help out low income households and people looking for jobs.

James Brittain, who addressed city council on Monday, explained, "It's estimated that between 20% to 40% of companies accept applications exclusively online. Within the next 20 years, some analysts are saying it could be anywhere from 80% to 90% of companies that would accept applications online."

Although you may not be paying anything month-to-month, a flat construction fee of $300-dollars is required. Depending on the construction of your building, that could mean $300 an apartment or $300 for the entire building.

Brittain claims there are ways to waive that fee, but someone else will probably have to pick up the bill, whether that is the city or someone else.

The idea that a large group of residents having free internet does spark the interest of many, Brittain encourages that anyone interested in seeing this plan play out, email your city leaders..
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