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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Google (GOOG) Launching Super-Fast Fiber Network in Kansas City

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the first city that it'll implement its fiber optic network in will be Kansas City, Kansas, which has a population of about 145,000.

The company has stated Internet access will be at "more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today."

At this time the particulars of the service haven't been revealed, with no pricing being talked or whether or not access will be metered or unlimited.

The chosen location seems to imply that Google is sending a message to the telecom companies that they need to start pushing initiatives like this out, or they may end up taking the matter into their own hands.

Google was trading at $583.70, up $1.97, or 0.34 percent, as of 1:55 PM EDT.

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