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March 30, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Google’s Future Broadband City: Kansas City, KA

Back in February 2010, Google announced its plans to build out a fiber-optic network for a city in the United States, promising connection speeds around 1Gb/s — 100 times faster than the broadband most people are used to. The announcement led 1,100cities to apply, and today Google has just announced the winning city: Kansas City, Kansas.

Google hopes to begin building the network by the end of the year and that service should begin in the first quarter of 2012, with plans to roll out to all communities in Kansas City.

Troy, New York (“Troygle“) was one of the 1,100 cities that applied:

(via Techcrunch)

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