Google held a big, google, tech-style meeting in mid-town in Kansas City today. At the much hyped event they announced that fiber internet access is coming to KC neighborhoods next fall.
Which neighborhoods get fiber access will be based upon demand and Google’s got a bit of a public competition set up so that you can track whose registered in your neighborhood and encourage them to pre-register for service.
Brookside is split up in to several different sub-neighborhoods but I have no doubt it will end up being on the leading edge of Fiber installation. Our neighborhood of 49-63 already had 6 people pre-registered by the time I checked the website, within minutes of the site going live.
You can read a bunch more details here. The Fox, for one, is excited!
Overall it appears as though Google’s been happy with their partnership with KC thus far, with the CFO stating “Kansas City has been the perfect choice.”
The event was simulcast live on youtube, and started with a cute little video–you can check it out here.