Tuesday, 28 May 2013

13 new fiberhood deadlines

If you’re in any of the following thirteen Missouri fiberhoods, we’ve just announced your sign up deadline—head over to our website to choose your Fiber plan.

Tower Homes North - Thursday, June 27
Central Hyde Park - Thursday, June 27
Coleman Highlands - Thursday, June 27
Brookside - Thursday, June 27
Country Club Dist - Thursday, June 27
Armour Hills - Thursday, June 27
Westwood - Thursday, July 11
Romanelli West - Thursday, July 11
South Plaza East - Thursday, July 11
Armour Fields - Thursday, July 11
Roanoke - Thursday, July 11
Ward Estates - Thursday, July 11
Western 49-63 South - Thursday, July 11

There are also a few deadlines coming up in Kansas over the next few weeks—you can see the full list here. Nervous you’ll miss your deadline? Follow us on Google+, Facebook or Twitter where we post about upcoming deadlines and other cool stuff, too.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Raytown, Mo. approves Google Fiber

Last night, the City Alderman in Raytown, Missouri voted unanimously to bring Google Fiber to their city. Raytown is the tenth Kansas City-area expansion we’ve announced, and we hope to bring Fiber to more communities in the area, too.

It will be awhile before we can hook up Raytown residents—we need to plan and build our network there first. When we have more info, we’ll be sure to post it here.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Another local expansion into Gladstone, Mo.

Recently, we’ve welcomed a handful of new Kansas City-area Google Fiber communities—and tonight we get to welcome yet another. The Gladstone, Missouri City Council just voted to bring Fiber to their city, too.

View Kansas City Areas Eligible for Google Fiber in a larger map

As we’ve said before, it takes awhile to plan, engineer, and start building our network in new communities, so it will still be some time before we can hook up our Gladstone customers. We’ll publish more info here as we have it.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Grandview, Mo. — our newest Fiber community

Tonight, the Grandview, Missouri Board of Aldermen voted to bring Google Fiber to their community. Grandview now joins the growing number of areas in and around Kansas City that will have the opportunity to get Gigabit Internet speeds (up to 100x faster than the average American broadband connection) with Fiber.

View Kansas City Areas Eligible for Google Fiber in a larger map

It will still be awhile before we can build Fiber in Grandview—we need to plan and engineer our network there first. We’ll be sure to post more information here as soon as we can!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Welcome, Shawnee, Kansas!

This evening, the Shawnee City Council voted to bring Google Fiber to their city.

Shawnee, which is right outside of Kansas City, is known as a tight-knit community and a great place to do business. We’ve also been impressed by Shawnee’s vision to keep their citizens informed and involved using the Internet. Recently, the City modernized their website, so that locals can easily access city info—from crime maps to fiscal reports to streamed audio of city council meetings.

This is a great example of how access to information via the web can help make communities stronger. Google Fiber—and widespread connectivity throughout Shawnee—will be a great complement to the great work the City is already doing.

We still have a lot of planning and engineering work to do before we’re ready to bring Fiber to Shawnee, so we don’t have an estimate for when service will be available yet. We’ll be sure to publish an update here as soon as we have it.