Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Jul. 26th
Google announced Google Fiber, a brand new super-fast broadband service plan today for Kansas City. It’s a bold plan to bring a serious upgrade in infrastructure to urban areas, and is using the midwest city as a testbed for a radical roll-out plan. Kansas City residents will need to pre-register and rally their “fiberhoods”– parts of the city that Google has mapped out through some kind of gerrymandering– in order to reach Google’s target number to start installation.
I suppose this is what it looks like when one of the world’s largest companies gets into the civil engineering business. The Verge is simply killing it on the reporting here, with a “story stream” page that reaches back into some of the political and corporate intrigue that came months before today’s announcement.