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Kansas City to get Google's lightning fast fiber network

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2011 0:45 User comments (8)

Kansas City to get Google's lightning fast fiber network Google has announced today that Kansas City, Kansas will be the first city to get the search giant's fiber optic network.
Kansas City has a population of around 145,000.

The network promises speeds of 500-1000 Mbps and is easily 100 times faster than what the average American has, currently.

Google's fiber network will be completed in 2012.

The company has promised it has no plans to become an ISP so the move is likely a way to get the ball rolling on improved networks in parts of the country where Internet is slow, and competition is non-existent.

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8 user comments

131.3.2011 0:57

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Google's fiber network will be completed in 2012.

Darn it, we'll all be dead by then...

231.3.2011 2:40

I think I remember submitting my location there back when they were asking for it a long time ago.

331.3.2011 9:36
lissenup3
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Much love for Google for doing this. I see this as more 'giving' than 'taking'.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Mar 2011 @ 9:36

431.3.2011 10:10

Originally posted by lissenup3:
Much love for Google for doing this. I see this as more 'giving' than 'taking'.
well lets wait and see the percentage of give and take later.

531.3.2011 16:56

haha ... finally ATT is going down. I can't imagine having a gbit pipe to my home for 40 bucks lol.

Wonder how exactly "the competition" can deal with this?

61.4.2011 1:18

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Darn it, we'll all be dead by then...
No, they'll be able to enjoy it for a bit as long as it's completed before December 2012. ;-)

Also, will Google be the ISP for this service until they can hand it off to someone else?

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72.4.2011 11:08

Kansas City is only 145,000?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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82.4.2011 22:47

KC had 450,000 people in 2006, so either they had a massive falling out during the last 4 and a half years or the report is wrong.

nvr mind, wrong state

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