Google Fiber

1:20 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Google to Make KCK Fastest Internet

Announcement was made in the auditorium at Wyandotte High School. Photo: Dan Verbeck / KCUR.

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.

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10:57 am
Wed March 30, 2011

KCK Getting Googled

Google internet access chief Kevin Lo fields questions outside Wyandotte H.S.
photo by Dan Verbeck

Kansas City, KS – From among 1100 cities in the country and a fierce competition, Google chooses Kansas City Kansas for first test-run of its ultra high speed fiber internet access. The word brought out the Kansas Governor and hundreds of curious people.

Business leaders swelled with pride at news the system would be coming next year. With internet speeds a hundred times faster than current broadband.

Educators were delighted. Schools will get the service for free.

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