Ok, back in March when Google announced that the lucky community to get its 1Gbps FTTH present would be Kansas City, Kansas, I gave them a bit of a hard time for picking the smaller one to deploy fiber in while getting the marketing boost of the bigger one's name. Well, I'm not saying they listened to me (actually, I'm sure they didn't), but apparently the Google guys have now decided to expand the project to the other side of the river as well. At least now we know what the other 1000 communities needed to to to get some Google-love. Yep, just change their name to Kansas City.
What nobody is saying yet is just how much of each city is going to be getting that 1Gbps speed boost starting next year sometime. After all, the Kansas City over in Missouri has a population of more than 10 times that of its little brother, and I'm not sure I believe they've added another zero to the budget. But we will see. In the meantime, if you can stomach the gushing excitement of the celebrating officials in the promotional video below, the ragtime in the background isn't bad.
I can't believe I watched the whole thing.
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