Google Fiber takes on AT&T, TWC in Prairie Village, Kan.

Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) has named Prairie Village, Kan. as the next area where it plans to offer fiber to the premises (FTTP) service after gaining city council approval.

The service provider will face off against incumbent telco AT&T (NYSE: T) and cable MSO Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), which offer speeds of up to 25 and 100 Mbps, respectively, in Prairie Village.

It did not specify a timeline when it would begin offering service in the city. Rachel Hack, Google Fiber community manager, said that "as soon as we have more information about timing, we'll post it right here" on its Fiber Blog page.

In related news, the service provider announced new September deadlines for 28 more fiberhoods in both Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo.

The past few months have been a busy time for Google. Outside of Kansas City, the service provider announced plans to take its service to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah in addition to expanding into Shawnee, Kan., and Lee's Summit, Mo.

Late last month, Google Fiber finalized its deal to acquire iProvo, the fiber network owned by the city of Provo, Utah. In Provo it will face off against local incumbent telco CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and cable MSO Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA).

For more:
- here's Google Fiber's blog post

Editor's Corner: Does Google Fiber's iProvo move spell doom for open access?

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