Google Fiber is heading to another Kansas City suburb

By on May 8, 2013, 2:00 PM
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Add another city to the ever expanding list of those slated to receive Google Fiber as the search giant recently announced plans to deliver the speedy Internet service to another Kansas City suburb. The Board of Aldermen in Grandview, Missouri, located directly south of Kansas City, voted unanimously to bring Google Fiber to their 24,475 residents.

It could be some time before Google gets around to actually getting it installed as they first have to plan and engineer the network, Google’s Rachel Hack wrote in a blog post on the subject. Part of that planning is related to gauging demand for the service.

In a published statement, Mayor Steve Dennis said pre-determined “fiberhoods” would receive access once pre-registration goals have been met. The official further noted that Google Fiber should help the local economy by creating new jobs and helping existing businesses to expand.

Grandview is just the latest in a string of cities that have approved Google Fiber. Less than a week ago, Shawnee, Kansas, announced plans to bring the network to their city. In April, Austin, Texas, was named as perhaps the largest city yet to receive Google’s network. That announcement was followed up just weeks later by another citing Provo, Utah, as next in line for fiber.

Google says their speedy network is capable of speeds up to 1 gigabit per second which is roughly 100 times faster than what is accessible to most Americans today.

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