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No Broadband for You, You, or You: Kansas City wins Google Fibre

Really, I’m not too jealous that Google has awarded Kansas City, Kansas a gigabit Internet to call its own. I mean it’s not as if my own home town, Asheville, NC, wasn’t more deserving of inexpensive broadband… although we were. Seriously, though, I’m sure Kansas City was worthy and, with more than 1,100 cities in the running, someone had to win and everyone else had to lose, and after Kansas’ exit from the NCAA basketball tournament, the JayHawks needed some good news. But, what about all those other cities that don’t have serious broadband?

You see, it’s not just Asheville or Kansas City that needs serious broadband we all do. In Google’s announcement, it states that Google has “signed a development agreement with the city, and we’ll be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring a next-generation web experience to the community.”

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