Skip to main content

Google brings 1Gb/sec Internet to Kansas City

Things got exciting last year when Google announced that it would be selecting one city in the United States to test drive its brand new Google Fiber service. That service would bring ultra high-speed Internet, one gigabit per second to be exact, to the select city.

After over a thousand cities applied to get the super-fast Internet, the search company selected Kansas City, Kansas as the first home to Google Fiber.

"After a careful review, today we're happy to announce that we will build our ultra high-speed network in Kansas City, Kansas," Milo Medin, Google's VP of Access Services, wrote on the Official Google Blog. "We've signed a development agreement with the city, and we'll be working closely with local organisations, businesses, and universities to bring a next-generation web experience to the community."

Medin wrote that his company's goal was "to find a location where [Google] could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organisations."

He said, "We've found this in Kansas City. We'll be working closely with local organisations including the Kauffman Foundation, KCNext, and the University of Kansas Medical Center to help develop the gigabit applications of the future."

Kansas City won't be the only American city to get Google Fiber either. Medin also mentioned that Google would be bringing the service to other cities in the future. Kansas City-area residents can expect to be able to use the service in early 2012, pending aproval from the city's Board of Commissioners.