Overland Park will soon get Google Fiber - KCTV5

Overland Park will soon get Google Fiber

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The second biggest city in the metro will soon be getting Google Fiber.

The Overland Park City Council voted 12-0 on Monday night to reach an agreement with the company that would bring the high-speed internet service.

The city almost OK'd Google Fiber back in September. Since then, they have been working to finalize a new agreement.

The main difference between the two agreements is this time, Google agreed to pay the city a fee for using its facilities, as opposed to providing the city with free broadband services.

It also requires that Google pay rental fees to attach to the city's structures.

City officials said they wanted to protect residences and their property during construction.

Councilman Curt Skoog said yards and streets are disturbed and the hope is to have as little damage as possible.

City staff say they've walked through the fiber-ready checklist and provided Google Fiber with all the information they have requested. They also recommended the council approve the agreements, which the council unanimously did.

Google Fiber provides high-speed internet and television service.

KCTV5's Heather Staggers and DeAnn Smith contributed to this report.

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