The TV packages are useless only the internet matters. 7,000 homes pre order in first week seems very low though since the major cost is the initial install and the amount of time that install needs to be active and paying before the initial costs are made up is not stated anywhere. I do want to see this succeed and would like to see google fiber in Schenectady NY. Verizon stopped fios in Schenectady and I am about 200 feet from a street that has it.
During the first week there were a lot of problems with the multiple unit condominiums and apartment buildings getting registered with Google Fiber. It seems Google, a supposed master of information management, had significantly messed up the address registry for those types of buildings. There are many more registrations now.
The TV portion matters to many potential customers. The games of "chicken" between Google and certain content providers will continue for a while. No rush to settle, as no residential customer has actual Google Fiber service. The closer Google gets to providing actual service to the first fiberhood, the more pressure will be to come to an agreement.
Actually most multi unit buildings still cant register including mine. They blame the City provided data. Google reps are coming to our condo building this weekend to manually enter registrations themselves.
I imagine a lot of yellow to green by Tuesday if Google is doing that all over both cities this weekend. The KCMO fiberhood map does seem to have little of the randomness seen in the KCKS map. Maybe these multiple unit address fouls are partially to blame for that.