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Google Fiber construction disrupting K.C. residents' lives

There is no such thing as a free ride on the high-speed Internet, Kansas City, Mo., residents are learning as the construction of Google Fiber disrupts their daily lives with burst gas lines, construction workers in their backyards and ripped up lawns.

Lawrence, Kan., proposes building its own 1 Gbps-capable FTTH network

Lawrence, Kan., is the latest city to propose building out its own fiber to the home (FTTH) network that will be able to offer the same 1 Gbps speeds Google Fiber is offering today in Kansas City, reports the  Lawrence Journal-World.

Google Fiber signs tentative agreement with Portland, Ore., but local issues will determine outcome

Google Fiber has taken another step forward in its proposed move to bring its 1 Gbps service to Portland, Ore., by crafting a tentative franchise agreement with the city, reports The Oregonian. This is one of the first major cities where it has signed such an agreement. 

Google Fiber to conduct small business pilot in Kansas City

Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the  Kansas City Business Journal.

Unite Private Networks lays out 200-mile fiber network expansion

Unite Private Networks (UPN), an emerging competitive network provider focused on underserved communities, has begun work on a new 200 route mile fiber network expansion connecting the Kansas City and Omaha markets.

Google Fiber to extend fiber to more Kansas City-area neighborhoods

Google Fiber is going to put its much talked about 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service into the hands of more customers with plans to roll out service to more locations in the Kansas City area.

AT&T recruiting U-verse installers as it cracks 100K pay-TV subs in Kansas City

AT&T said Thursday that it counts more than 100,000 U-verse TV subscribers in the Kansas City area, where it competes against Time Warner Cable and Google Fiber.

Google Fiber halts Overland Park, Kan. rollout plans

Google Fiber is putting its planned deployment of a fiber to the home network in Overland Park, Kan., on hold after the city delayed the contract agreement due to a liability concern in the legal agreement between the two parties that needed to be resolved, reports eWeek.

Google Fiber looks to challenge AT&T, Consolidated in Merriam, Kan.

Google Fiber has named Merriam, Kan., as its latest FTTP target--its fifteenth Kansas City-area community where it plans deliver 1 Gbps-capable broadband service to residential customers.

Google Fiber to take on Comcast, AT&T U-verse TV in Missouri town

Google Fiber said late Wednesday that it won an agreement to launch its pay TV and high-speed Internet service in Raytown, Mo., where it'll compete against Comcast and AT&T's U-verse TV and Internet products.