Prairie Village Gives Google Fiber the Green Light

By Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global

Google Fiber will be welcomed into yet another Kansas neighborhood after the City Council of Prairie Village, Kan. approved a deal for Google’s high-speed Internet service. This approval makes Prairie Village the 12th city in the world to have a “Fiberhood.”

According to the Prairie Village Post, the deal includes a 10-year term of free public Wi-fi and broadband access, which began on Aug. 19, and an agreement that Google can build housing for its equipment on some of the city’s property.

Right now, there isn’t a clear timetable of when Google Fiber will be reaching the city, but with Google Fiber deals already approved in Shawnee, Olathe, Lee’s Summit and other Kansas City-area suburbs, the approval spells good news for the future of Kansas City technology and developers.

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