Google has announced plans to bring ultra-fast fibre optic broadband connections to Kansas City, Missouri.
In March, the company announced that Kansas City, Kansas will get a fast broadband connection in early 2012. Google’s decision to expand its broadband service to Kansas City in Missouri will make it the second city in the US to get the coveted connection.
Google claims that its fibre-optic based broadband connection will offer speeds 100 times faster than what is currently being provided by ISPs in the US. The company said that it had a deal with Kansas City Power & Light and Great Plains Energy to deploy fibre optic lines on existing electricity poles.
The company will begin offering the service in Kansas City in Kansas and in Missouri starting early next year. Google also plans to offer a smaller ultra-fast broadband network in faculty and staff homes location in the Stanford University campus.
“Just as the move from dial-up to broadband led to new and unpredictable innovations, we believe ultra high-speed bandwidth will push the Web to even greater heights -- and we couldn't imagine a better place to start than the Kansas City region," said Milo Medin, Google's vice president for access services, San Jose Mercury News reports.