Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Google is bringing ultra high-speed broadband to Kansas City, Kansas

Posted by on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:50 AM

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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 could

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.

Of course, KCK leaders are ecstatic about the announcement. Check out the video below.



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