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Google Fiber adds 14th city: Lee's Summit

symbolset (646467) writes | about a year ago

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symbolset (646467) writes "Many pages have been shared here and in the popular press about Google Fiber, including some saying it is an experiment doomed to be limited, and Google saying they have found their experiment profitable and are focusing on it as a business now. On Thursday night the Lee's Summit city council passed three resolutions to welcome Google Fiber to their community. This is the 12th community in the Kansas City Metro Area to welcome Google Fiber and the 14th city overall. The KC map now covers almost all of the KC metro area with parts in both Kansas and Missouri. 8 months into the rollout two fiberhoods have been completed, 30 more are under way and 50 more are to start by the end of summer. This covers most of the territory of both Kansas Citys ahead of schedule and completes before the end of winter so the timeline has been accelerated. As Google runs their fiber across town it appears they're putting backbones down the major thoroughfares to be trunks out to the wider communities. With Provo wired with fiber already, Austin to start next it looks like Google Fiber's ambitions are not to just to deliver their symmetric gigabit uncapped, unfiltered, inexpensive fiber Internet to just a few privileged enclaves. They still have over 1,000 cities left to go who have already petitioned to be Google Fiber cities so it's not like they're going to run out of work."
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