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Google to build high-speed network in Kansas City

Google will build a high-speed Internet network in Kansas City, Kansas, the first site selected by the company’s project to spur development of a new generation of Web applications.

According to the google blog this is expected to go into service next year, It will provide Internet access speeds that are 100 times faster than what most Americans currently have

high-speed network in Kansas City
high-speed network in Kansas City

Google announced plans in February 2010 to build a series of experimental ultra-high-speed networks in various cities across the United States. the goal of building the networks was to test ways to create new Web services, as well as new ways to build fiber networks.the networks would provide 1 gigabit per second fiber-to-the-home connections at a competitive price to at least 50,000 people, and potentially to as many as 500,000 people.

Google said on Wednesday that it has signed a development agreement with Kansas City and expects to begin offering service in 2012, pending approval from the city’s board of commissioners.”We can’t wait to see what new products and services will emerge as Kansas City moves from traditional broadband to ultra high-speed fiber optic connections,”

Google said it would look closely at ways to bring high speed Internet access to other cities across the country.

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