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Google Brings Super-fast Internet to Kansas City

Google will build a high-speed internet network in Kansas City, Kansas, and the network is expected to go into service next year. Today they announced that they have signed a development agreement with Kansas City, moving this project one step forward.

Google will provide Kansas City residents with internet access speeds that are 100 times faster than what most Americans currently have, by means of fiber optic connections. However, Google’s intents consist of more than than just faster internet for the sake of it; they will work closely with local organizations to make an impact on the community.

Why Kansas City? Google had a competition last year, in which cities competed against each other for the super-fast internet infrastructure. Google’s desire for connection to a community weighed heavily in their choice, and they believe Kansas City offers the best environment to make that happen. Other cities need not fret, Google says in their release that they are looking to bring ultra-high speed internet to other cities very soon.

Below is a video they released, and you can see the community aspect show up, such as how Google can help Kansas City schools and hospitals.

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