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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Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:54:12 GMT
Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in three assaults at a Motel 6 in the Northland, and detectives are expected to question him about a quintuple shooting.More >
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The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >
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Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >
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