Google Fiber gets going in Kansas

Thursday 31 March 2011 | 13:36 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Google is going to roll out a FTTH network in Kansas City, in the state of Kansas. As announced earlier at the start of the Google Fiber project in February 2010, it will be an open network with end-user capacity of 1Gbps. The target is to have the first users on the network in 2012. In addition, schools in the city will receive free access to the network, and the company is cooperating with local institutions, such as the university medical centre. The aim of Google, which at the end of 2010 had USD 35 billion in cash, is to accumulate some experience in the area of network deployment.

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