Grandview, MO Next To Get Lit-Up by Google Fiber

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News Posted: Wed, May 8 2013 11:47 AM
Suburb by suburb, the area surrounding Kansas City, Mo. is lighting up with gigabit Internet, thanks to the Google Fiber project. Downtown Kansas City has been enjoying super-fast Internet connectivity for a while, now, but many suburbs are still waiting to be lit up. Google announced on its blog that Grandview, Mo. will be soon be joining the Google Fiber club.

Map of Google Fiber in Kansas City, Mo.
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Google Fiber isn’t the only game in the U.S. (CenturyLink just announced that it will upgrade Omaha, Neb. to gigabit speeds, soon), but it’s getting attention for its prices, which aren’t far from what some customers pay for much slower speeds. Gigabit Internet is up to 10 times faster than the speeds some ISPs provide, meaning more bandwidth for everything your family (or business) does on the Internet.

That brings the total number of Kansas City areas to get Google Fiber to 10. Aside from Grandview, the most recent parts of town to get the green light are Olathe, Kan. and Shawnee, Kan. In fact, Shawnee was just announced at the beginning of this month.
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Johnny3D replied on Wed, May 8 2013 12:05 PM

Fenton, Michigan... Fenton, Michigan.... FENTON, MICHIGAN!!!!

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Clixxer replied on Wed, May 8 2013 12:33 PM

Hehe one day we both might have Google Fiber!

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I hope one day it's available in every city. It would give some of these cable and DSL companies some good competition. Competition that is sorely needed in my area.

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, May 8 2013 1:55 PM

Right-on, definitely could use them competing with Verizon and Comcast out here!

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Yes that would definitely be a sight for sore, gouged out with comcasts- rusty spoon, eyes!

Let Google fiber spread like the plague and I bet that it will dominate the market. Soon we should see some more faint attempts at fighting back from Comcast and the others, but until they update their infrastructure and put in fiber backed even better in power by google, I think that they can't do much...

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