Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may have yet to complete its fiber network roll out in Kansas City, but Albany, N.Y.-based Turnkey Internet thinks it will have a chance to compete for business customers by purchasing KCNet.
Neither company would reveal the terms of the acquisition.
With KCNet, an ISP that provides Web hosting services, dialup and broadband Internet connectivity, Turnkey will be able to offer its cloud-based IT service to Kansas City-area businesses under the KCNet brand.
Adam Wills, CEO of Turnkey, said in a Kansas City Business Journal article that his company became more motivated to purchase KCNet with Google's proposed open access fiber network that will allow application providers like Turnkey to offer services to area businesses.
Turnkey believes a presence in Kansas City will enable it to deliver cloud-based services over a faster connection.
"We got really interested because our product excels as you get more and more speed to the business premises," he said. "We can't live selling our products to people who don't have high-speed Internet."
- Kansas City Business Journal has this article
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