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.