reply to xenophon
Re: As expected.... And as the housing/property price rises the poor get forced out and those homes and buildings get taken over by small businesses, at least until the roll out becomes more widespread, and the internet wanna be startups get culled.
If the few hundred dollars a month more for a standard highspeed connection or hosted server is the make or breakpoint of these small businesses then the increased rent/property value will promptly kill most of them off.
KCMO, KCK and the metro are huge in area. The entire metro will hardly be overly gentrified by this. KCK is the lowest income area of the metro - it needs this. If anything, some down and out hoods will get an economic boost with mild rent rate increase. Once Gfiber hits upper income hoods in KC, MO next spring (downtown, Plaza, Brookside, Ward Parkway) , this will probably be moot and the lower income hoods will at best see mild gentrification since they have access and other metro cities do not.
I won't be getting Gfiber until next Fall (Westport/Plaza area) but am hoping it raises condo values in my hood. Now is the time to buy in KC (at least in valid fiberhoods).