Do you Google Fiber?

You will be able to soon. Last week, Google promoted that there will be a major announcement on July 26 about the ultra-high-speed network.

If you’ve missed the buzz, Kansas City was chosen out of 1,000 communities as the optimal place to launch their new fiber-optic service. I recently heard Rachel Hack, Kansas City’s Community Manager for Google, talk about what this means for the area. It’s exciting thinking about the possibilities and how this will improve our lives.

In addition to individuals in their homes, Google Fiber’s hi-speed connectivity will benefit:

What is Google Fiber?
Google Fiber is a fiber-optic network, which uses lasers to transmit pulses of light across bundled strands of glass as thin as a hair. The strands of glass are called fiber-optic cables. Compared with the metal wires of dial-up and broadband connections, they allow us to send and receive information at far greater speeds less expensively. Fiber-optic networks are 100 times faster than the average broadband connection in America and 20,000 times faster than the average dial-up connection. (source:

I’m on their email list so looking forward to updates and progress reports. Stay tuned for my next installment about why Kansas City is such a great place to live (Gallup makes it official).

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