Kansas City residents with Google Fiber missed the first part of Tuesday’s World Series Game 1 between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals.
And yes, that means those with Fiber in Kansas City didn’t see Alcides Escobar’s first-pitch inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning.
The outrage, as you can imagine, was intense.
Google came to Kansas City in 2012 as part of the company’s effort to offer internet with download speeds as fast as 1 GB per second with television service. Many Kansas City residents signed up for the Google’s services as soon as they could because of the price differences between Google and the other, established multimedia providers in the city.
A report earlier this year said there were 27,000 Fiber television subscribers in the Kansas City area.
Since the game was broadcast on Fox, however, people with Fiber did have an alternative. And if they wanted, they could have pretended like they were watching the Royals in the 1985 World Series as long as they had an antenna still laying around.
Some users started getting service back in the bottom of the second inning.
And Google apologized.
We’re so sorry about the outage in KC. We know it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, and we’re working as quickly as we can to fix it.
— Google Fiber (@googlefiber) October 28, 2015
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