I can already anticipate your first 2 questions. What is Google Fiber? What does it have to do with Kansas City?
First, Google Fiber is an ultra high-speed broadband service. It will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. The service will be mass marketed at a very competitive price, penetrating some of the neighborhoods that don't have a deep saturation of Internet service. For instance, some of the rural communities will have access to the service, where otherwise it wasn't available.
And why does Kansas City care? Google is building and testing the networks in a small number of trial locations across the country, including Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City,Kansas. Apparently, there were dozens of cities across the country that submitted proposals for this experiment. They believe the advanced connectivity will attract entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses to the area.
Personally, I am excited to see what this does for Kansas City! This seems to be a ground-breaking project on a Herculean scale!
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
These funny little boxes are popping up everywhere!
QR Codes are like bar codes; they allow one to retrieve information from a mobile device. QR stands for "Quick Response" and are used in marketing for a variety of different media. You may have noticed them on business cards, print ads, brochures and outdoor signage. The consumer can scan the code with their phone, and get additional information on that product or service, such as pricing, maps and descriptions. I think they are brilliant. There are thousands of uses for them! Realtors use them in marketing properties. Drive by a sign with a QR Code, scan the box, and instantly get photos of the interior!
Here is my QR Code which links to my Web site.
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