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Kansas City, Kan., will be first to get Google Fiber high-speed broadband service

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More than a year after Google said it would build a network in one lucky community that would be 100 times faster than what is available for many users today, the Internet search giant just announced its selection: Kansas City, Kan.

The contest led to some innovative entries from cities and counties.

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Google will live stream an event at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City starting at 10 a.m. PDT on YouTube.

It will feature Google’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette; Google’s vice president of access services, Milo Medin; Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback; and Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Joe Reardon.

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Video: Google Fiber Comes to Kansas City. Credit: Goolge via YouTube


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