Google is expanding its Fiber experiment into Olathe, Kansas, and residents of the so called “Silicon Prairie” will soon be able to zip around cyberspace under the Google banner.
According to the search giant, not only will expansion of its fiber optic internet service into the area bring locals faster broadband, but it will also “create jobs and grow local businesses.” There is still no time table as to when Olathe residents will begin receiving the Google Internet service. Google says that there is still a lot of planning and engineering works to be done before Google Fiber in Olathe can take off.
The fiber optic service, according to its website, will run customers $120 plus taxes and other fees a month. While it’s not the most affordable broadband service, Google Fiber also comes with standard cable TV channels like Disney, ESPN, and BBC.
Today, another city in the Kansas City area is getting the chance to join the growing Silicon Prairie — Olathe, Kan. A few minutes ago, the Olathe City Council approved an agreement to bring Google Fiber to their city. Olathe has become one of the fastest-growing cities in Kansas and has attracted an influx of new businesses and residents. They’ve all noticed what a great community Olathe is, and so have we. We think that Fiber and widespread Internet access will help to create jobs, grow local businesses, and make Olathe even stronger as it grows. – Google Fiber Blog