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Education Superhighway: Bettering Schools, Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs

Dirk Adams | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Dirk Adams

Fiber is a pipeline I can support! This is no different in size, scope or importance than the Rural Electrification Administration which brought electricity to rural America. This is the future. What are we waiting for?

Google Wants To Bring Fiber Internet To 34 More Cities

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansi...

Gerry Smith

Comcast Cites Tiny Google Network To Justify Huge Takeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

When Comcast announced its planned $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Thursday, the company cited the emergence of a new competitor as one reas...

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Teen With Rare Blood Disease Throws Out First Pitch. From Halfway Across The Country.

Posted 09.19.2013 | Good News

In June, Nick LeGrande threw the first pitch at the Oakland Athletics game -- from more than 1,800 miles away. The 14-year-old from Kansas City, Mo...

Google Paid $1 For Something That Cost $39 Million To Build

AP | By PAUL FOY | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Google Inc. will pay $1 for a municipal fiber-optic system that cost $39 million to build, according to terms of the Internet ...

And The Next City To Get Google Fiber Is...

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Google Inc. picked tech-savvy Austin on Tuesday as the next city where the search giant will wire homes with ultra-fast Interne...

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Google Is Putting This Flyover City On The Map

AP | By MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kan., from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entr...

Gerry Smith

Free Broadband Internet Service Challenges Major Providers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

For people tired of paying $40 or more a month for Internet, a new startup offers enticing tradeoff: free service with limits on how much YouTube or N...

Kansas Not Kid Brother To Missouri

Colin Curtis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

As someone who has spent the majority of his life living in Kansas City, KS (KCK) I personally love seeing the increasing collaboration between the tw...

Will Google Fiber Convulse Local Telecom Markets?

Nathan Newman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Can Google compete with Verizon FIOS offering 530 channels and broadband speeds up to 150MPs at a price of $205 per month? Or with AT&T, Time Warner or Comcast with their combo Internet/TV plans?

Gerry Smith

Google Fiber Deadline Expires, Some Low-Income Kansas City Residents Unlikely to Qualify

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

The deadline for Kansas City residents to sign up for Google's new high-speed Internet network expired Sunday night. But for now, not everyone will re...

Google's New Super Fast Internet Service May Not Reach Low-Income Residents

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.31.2012 | Technology

When Google unveiled its new Internet service in Kansas City last month, the company said customers would receive speeds so fast they would no longer ...

The Seven Seals of The TVpocalypse

Turnstyle | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson The future of technology is beginning to look a lot like the past. Specifically it's beginning to look like television. In form an...

Gerry Smith

Google Launches High-Speed Internet Service In Kansas City

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.27.2012 | Technology

Google on Thursday unveiled its first ultra-high speed Internet service, saying it will offer broadband connections up to 100 times faster than what m...

Google Network Shows Hollywood Trap: Between Fiddlers and Franklin

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.

Google Rumored To Ready Huge Cable TV Venture

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a subscription-based cable-TV service, according to "people briefed on [Google's...

Meet The First People Getting Google's Ultra High-Speed Internet

Palo Alto Patch | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

Google has chosen the Stanford campus to be the pilot site for its new ultra high-speed internet, Google Fiber. “Google plans to offer internet ...

High-Speed Internet City Of The Future... In Kansas?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology

And the winner is... Kansas City, Kansas. About a year ago, Google announced it would provide one community with Internet at 1 Gb/s, 100 times fast...

'Bored' Hunters Shoot Down Google Fiber

itnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were "regularly" shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its cables ...

Google Fiber Network Competition Heats Up As Deadline Nears

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Over 600 communities are vying to be chosen as the testing ground for the forthcoming Google fiber network, an ultra-fast experimental broadband netw...

WATCH: Al Franken Bids For Google Network

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Drawing on footage from his decades in comedy, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has joined the politicians bidding for their constituencies to test Google's ...

Google ISP? Google Fiber Network To Bring Ultra-Fast Internet

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

First Google was a search engine, then a social network--now how about a Google ISP? Google plans to experiment with building ultra-fast fiber net...