Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:02:56 GMT
Tuesday is the big day for Google Fiber. People living in Kansas City, KS, are now getting the powerful internet service in their homes. Starting Tuesday, installers are setting up small boxes inside ofMore >
Tuesday is the big day for Google Fiber. People living in Kansas City, KS, are now getting the powerful internet service in their homes.More >
Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:01:42 GMT
As the clock ticks down until the midnight deadline Sunday to pre-register for Google Fiber service, organizers are going offline and into the neighborhoods to be sure people know time is almost up. InMore >
As the clock ticks down until the midnight deadline Sunday to pre-register for Google Fiber service, organizers are going offline and into the neighborhoods to be sure people know time is almost up.More >
Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:01:14 GMT
The Kansas City Public Schools will operate a special hotline on Thursday and Friday to help its families and patrons get better informed about the Google Fiber project. The hotline number is 816-418-NEWSMore >
The clock is ticking for neighborhoods to sign up for Google Fiber. The deadline to be part of the initial installation is Sunday.More >
Tuesday, March 19 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-03-20 00:58:05 GMT
Google Fiber confirms that 180 fiberhoods throughout Kansas City will be wired with their ultra high-speed Google Fiber. The first fiberhood to receive Fiber will be Hanover Heights in Kansas City, KS.More >
Google Fiber confirms that 180 fiberhoods throughout Kansas City will be wired with their ultra high-speed Google Fiber.More >
Tuesday, March 19 2013 8:57 PM EDT2013-03-20 00:57:35 GMT
Because Google Fiber made Kansas City its main base, entrepreneurs from all over are moving to the area. They are called start-up villages and Kansas City, KS, already has about a dozen new homes. EntrepreneursMore >
Google Fiber is making national news and it's right in Kansas City's backyard. The super fast internet is even bringing people from out of town who want to live here now.More >
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -
The wait is over for Olathe residents who have been wondering if they'll get Google's ultra-high-speed internet services.
On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber. The move makes Olathe the first major city in Johnson County to qualify for the high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network.
"We are excited to work in partnership with Google to bring this next-generation fiber optic system to Olathe homes, schools and businesses," Mayor Michael Copeland said in a written statement.
Google Fiber offers an internet connection speed 100 times faster than today's average broadband, paired with crystal clear, high definition TV.
As in area cities, Google will build the Olathe Google Fiber network by demand, meaning that determined "fiberhoods" will get Google Fiber service once pre-registration goals are met.
"Olathe residents have embraced innovation and technology like few others," Copeland said. "Our vibrant community spirit is truly second to none, and I'm pleased Google recognized this in choosing Olathe as the largest Johnson County city in which to invest thus far."
Copeland said that Olathe has always been a tech-savvy community and the Google partnership creates new possibilities for the future.
"Technology has influenced the way we live and work in Olathe," he said. "Tonight's announcement is about our future and the endless possibilities for Olathe students, businesses and entrepreneurs who will no doubt leverage this technology and connectivity to achieve things that are truly innovative and transformational."
Google Fiber is already being installed in neighborhoods in Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO.
Copeland isn't sure when the network will be up and running, but the plan will be similar to KCK, in that neighborhoods will have to band together and get pre-registered to qualify.
The agreement calls for free service to various city owned buildings including the rapidly expanding school system, Copeland said.
"We have the second largest school district in the state with big demands for technology. This type of infrastructure with the internet super highway can make a big difference in the educational opportunities for our children," Copeland said.
For more about Google Fiber, including a map to track its status in Olathe, visit www.google.com/fiber.
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Saturday, May 18 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:23:41 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk for severe weather on Sunday, and isolated tornadoes and supercell storms are possible.The threat for severe weather will continue into Monday.StormsMore >
The National Weather Service said there is a moderate risk for severe weather on Sunday, and isolated tornadoes and supercell storms are possible.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:27:31 GMT
Students are calling the death of a Harrisonville teen a rude awakening. Troopers said 16-year-old Savannah Nash pulled in front of a semi Thursday at Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. Savannah wasMore >
The deadly accident near Harrisonville is an opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about texting and driving, but now several smartphone companies have created apps that could put a stop to some of the dangerous behavior.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:40:22 GMT
A bank on the Country Club Plaza was robbed Saturday afternoon. The FBI reported the Commerce Bank located at 47th Street and Wornall Road was robbed.They have provided little details about a suspect descriptionMore >
A bank on the Country Club Plaza was robbed Saturday afternoon.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:57:19 GMT
It can be a little disconcerting spotting a wild animal in your backyard, but it's happening more and more lately. People in Mission, KS, said they're seeing coyotes near their homes – something that'sMore >
People in Mission, KS, said they're seeing coyotes near their homes - something that's becoming so common the city is offering advice on how to avoid them.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:04:56 GMT
One child was sent to the hospital when a go-cart they were riding in collided with an SUV Saturday afternoon. Police said the wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. in the area of 55th Street and Cambridge Avenue.More >
Two children were sent to the hospital when a go-cart they were riding in collided with an SUV on Saturday afternoon.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:38:11 GMT
It's the largest Powerball jackpot in history and Saturday night everyone's talking about the record $600 million prize. Locally, a Dearborn couple made Powerball history in November by winning half ofMore >
It's the largest Powerball jackpot in history, and Saturday night everyone's talking about the record $600 million prize.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:52:00 GMT
An 11-year-old girl is recovering after a distracted driver hit her and then fled.She is recovering at Children's Mercy Hospital with a broken arm, ruptured ear drum and fractured pelvis. Her family isMore >
An 11-year-old girl is recovering after a distracted driver hit her and then fled.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:47:09 GMT
Imagine suffering a medical emergency in a foreign country, half a world away. It happened to a man from Overland Park, KS, in Japan. Now, his family is trying to come up with a way to get him home whereMore >
An Overland Park family is trying to raise enough money to get their son back to the U.S. from Japan after he suffered a massive stroke in the other country.More >