Google to extend 1 Gbps service to Kansas City, Mo.
After Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) declared that Kansas City, Kansas would be the first city to be able to take part in its much-hyped 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service program, a report has emerged that the Internet search giant is going to take the service into the other Kansas City: Kansas City, Mo.
Google is not providing any specific details on the new deployment other than to say that it will extend the service across the state line and begin offering services at around the same time as in Kansas City, Kansas.
Neither Google nor members of the Kansas City Council and other public officials would agree to talk about the new FTTH deployment because of nondisclosure agreements that bar them from talking about the project.
One of the issues that delayed Google from offering the service in Kansas City, Mo. initially centered around network construction of wiring up homes on the Missouri side.
To build out the FTTH network in Kansas City, Mo., an unnamed source cited in the Kansas City Star said that Google has brokered a deal with Kansas City Power & Light infrastructure to leverage their poles and rights of way.
In return for using KCP&L infrastructure, Google said it will provide free Internet access to schools and municipal buildings.
- Kansas City Star has this article
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