OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Topeka offered to change its name. Lawrence built a Web site. Now Overland Park is throwing its hat into the high-tech ring.
Overland Park is gunning for the Google Pilot Project that would make Internet connection 100 times faster than what it is now.
"When you are on your home computer, and you are downloading some video file, right now you may have to walk away, go get a cup of coffee and come back. This will be so fast that you hit the enter button and it will be downloaded before you could turn your chair around to stand up,” Overland Park Information Technology expert Vicki Irey said.
For now Google is gathering information about infrastructure and Internet use habits.
The goal is to use high speed fiber optics to hook up people. Google hasn't said how much it would charge for this.
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