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.


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