Google Fiber's website revealed Wednesday that the project will launch in Kansas City on July 26. The short message also says that there will be an announcement on the 26th, and interested parties can sign up here to receive it via email.
News of Google Fiber since its initial announcement has been primarily speculation and rumor, and because the community is still unsure of the scope of the project and the opportunities it will provide, no concrete plans have been made for using its new services. Potential competitors like Time Warner have even solicited spies to try to get an inkling of how Google may change the infrastructural landscape in Kansas City.
Time will tell whether Google Fiber drastically transforms the way Kansas Citians teach their children and care for the elderly, or whether it simply dramatically decreases the loading time on cat-in-a-box videos, but the announcement was at least exciting enough to get social media atwitter with the news.
Google Fiber to launch next week: Google just sent out invitations to a “special event” in Kansas City on July 2... bit.ly/OjYR0n
— Druid (@megastuffs) July 18, 2012
— Lyndon Johnson (@lyndonJJ) July 18, 2012
Google Fibre looks very, very interesting - gigaom.com/2012/07/18/goo…
— Henry Rothwell (@HenryRothwell) July 18, 2012
If you want to read & hear more of KCUR's Google Fiber coverage before next week's big announcement, refer below.
- Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What? June 6, 2012, Up To Date
- Free Wifi For Rosedale? June 26, 2012, KC Currents
- New Google Fiber Hardware Possibly En Route To Kansas City June 5, 2012
- High Speed Health: What Google Fiber Could Mean For Health Care January 30, 2012
- Google Fiber: The New KC Infrastructure November 15, 2011, KC Currents
- Google Fiber: A Creative Challenge For KC November 22, 2011, Central Standard
- Techsperts: Gigabit City, Google Fiber September 20, 2011, Up To Date
- Why Did Google Choose KCK? April 4, 2011, KC Currents
- Google To Make KCK Fastest Internet March 30, 2011
- KCK Getting Googled March 30, 2011