March 30, 2011
Cindy Lane, superintendent for Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, gives opening statements during an event Wednesday afternoon to announce that Kansas City, Kan., would be the first city in the Google Fiber ultra-high speed fiber network project. Joining Lane at the announcement are (seated from left) Patrick Pichette, Google’s chief financial officer, Milo Medin, Google’s vice president of access services, Joe Reardon, mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wyandotte County, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
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Residents of southwest Wyandotte County shouldn’t look for Google Fiber in their neighborhoods for some time, with use of utility rights-of-way one of the biggest considerations for future expansion.
With the lightning speed of an ultra-high speed Internet connection, Gov. Sam Brownback welcomed Google Fiber to Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday.