Google Fiber, the super-high-speed Internet and cable TV service that debuted in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., in the fall of 2012, is now spreading to another 28 neighborhoods in those communities as part of its growing rollout.
For residents in the 28 additional neighborhoods, Google Fiber has set up deadline dates to sign up to be included in the new service areas, according to an Aug. 5 post by Rachel Hack, Google Fiber community manager, on the Google Fiber Blog.
"New books, new classrooms, new teachers, new subjects—and a new ultra-fast Internet connection!" wrote Hack. "This year, you can help your kids learn at home by signing up for Google Fiber and giving them access to the Internet at speeds that are up to 100 times faster than today's average broadband."
Residents in the 28 neighborhoods where the service is expanding are being asked to review the available service plans and sign up for the plan of their choice by the deadline dates for each community. The deadlines start on Sept. 5 for the Maple Hill, Highland Park, West Waldo, Western Hills, West Plaza South and Scarritt Point North neighborhoods.
The Boone Hills, Santa Fe Hills, Eastern 49-63, Leeds/Dunbar, Plaza Westport and Lea Manor neighborhoods have a Sept. 12 deadline, while a Sept. 19 deadline has been set up for the Cambridge Circle, Shawnee Drive, Strawberry Hill, Noble Prentis, William White, Riverview Park, Wyandotte High School, Welborn Park and Quindaro neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, the nearby community of Prairie Village, Kan., which is southwest of Kansas City, has told Google that it would like to get Google Fiber service, according to another Aug. 5 post by Hack on the Google Fiber Blog.
"Tonight, the Prairie Village, Kansas City Council voted to bring Fiber to their city," wrote Hack. "Prairie Village residents have been asking for Fiber for awhile, and we can't wait to bring it to them in the future; as soon as we have more information about timing, we'll post it right here."