Kansas City, Kansas, beat out nearly 1,100 other communities to get Google's ultra high-speed broadband. Google announced this morning that it'll build the network in KCK to bring a "next-generation web experience to the community."
Next-gen, meaning Internet access that's more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today. Pretty sweet. How did KCK pull it off?
In selecting a city, our goal was to find a location where we couldOf course, KCK leaders are ecstatic about the announcement. Check out the video below.
build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop
relationships with local government and community organizations. We've
found this in Kansas City. We'll be working closely with local
organizations including the Kauffman Foundation, KCNext and the
University of Kansas Medical Center to help develop the gigabit
applications of the future.
Pending approval from the city's Board of Commissioners, we plan to
offer service beginning in 2012.