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  1. #1
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    Kansas City gets Google Gb fiber

    Dang it... I was hoping Austin, TX would get it.

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    Nearly 1,100 cities petitioned to Google to be the city, including Topeka, Kansas, which changed its name to Google in hopes of wooing the search company's heart. While Google picked within Kansas, it wasn't the town of Google that got the nod.
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    Yea. I wonder what the reasoning is for that? KCK has some new development around the NASCAR track but the rest of the area is a real hole. I'm surprised at the choice.
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    Sprint already had miles and miles of fiber here with their own project in the past.....maybe one reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Stephen) View Post
    Sprint already had miles and miles of fiber here with their own project in the past.....maybe one reason?
    I'm not familiar with the Sprint fiber plant in kck but it could be. One of the stated goals was community impact. KCK is considered the ghetto around here. (They don't call it Crime-Dot for no reason) Its very possible they saw an area that would be greatly impacted by such a project. Also, the Kansas side of things is MUCH, MUCH more business friendly than the Missouri side.

    If they decide to expand it's a good jumping off point... centrally located in the KC metro area.
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    I like Austin much better but I could get to like Kansas...
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    First Fiber for Communities city, Kansas now get a big chance to do someting on internet.

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    KCMO now.

    The KCK argument is weaker now that KCMO is in the fray. The latter is truly the better city.

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