Thursday, August 25, 2011

Google Fiber and Kansas City!

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!

Thanks for reading this!

Have a brilliant day!
Whitney

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