KCUR News
1:20 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Google to Make KCK Fastest Internet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Google has picked Kansas City, Kansas as the location for its first ultra high-speed fiber project.

Google unveiled their plan a year ago to build and study the use of ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of cities across the country. More than 1,100 communities submitted applications.

Google has committed to providing 1 gigabit per second fiber straight to homes and businesses at a competitive price in KCK. This is 100 times faster than most broadband connections speeds.

The internet company also will be giving free access to schools and city facilities.

In a press release, Unified Government Mayor Joe Reardon called it an honor to partner with google and would benefit schools and universities.

 

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