Kansas City in Kansas Goes Google's Ultra-Fast Internet Access
Last year, Google announced its new project: Providing a locality with Internet access at a speed of 1 gigabit per second is more than 100 times faster than most Americans today. Almost 1100 cities responded to the
offer . The mayor of Topeka in Kansas even announced that he would rename his city Google and proclaim it the capital of fiber optics ( Google, Kansas, the capital city of fiber optics ) for a month to attract attention . Google, in turn, announced on April 1 that it will change its name to Topic. Alas, all this did not help the city. Google announced today
that “after a thorough analysis”, Kansas City in Kansas chose to build its ultra-fast network . The company has already signed a development agreement with the city.
Google explains: “When choosing a city, our goal was to find a place where we could build a network effectively, influence people and develop relations with local authorities and public organizations. We found what we needed in Kansas City. We will work closely with local organizations, including the Kauffman Foundation, KCNext and the University of Kansas Medical Center, to help develop a gigabit future. ”
Google plans to launch its service in 2012.
However, other American cities should not be upset - the company said: “We are also analyzing the possibility of providing ultra-high-speed Internet in other cities across the country.”