KANSAS CITY, Kansas - With Google announcing the first ultra high-speed network coming
to Kansas City, Kan., people across the state are already excited
about what this means for the city and the area.
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says this new network will do more
than just bring jobs to the area. “Increased Internet speeds
will encourage business development, enhance the delivery of health
care and improve the ability of Kansas teachers to educate
students,” Moran wrote.
Google’s goal was to find a location where they could
build the new network efficiently and make an impact on the
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said expanding access to broadband
internet is a priority for him, agreeing that better access leads
to more business opportunities.
Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said, “This is a
great win for Kansas City, Kansas.” He said KCK is already a
great place to live, and hopefully this change will make it an even
better place to go business.
Over 1,100 communities petitioned Google to be the first Fiber
Community. Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) commented that
competition between communities was fierce, and he’s proud
that KCK wound up on top.