Google expands its high-speed Fiber service to second Kansas location

Google Fiber Expansion

Google (GOOG) on Tuesday announced plans to offer its high-speed Internet service in a suburb of Kansas City. The company has been granted approval to launch Google Fiber in Olathe, Kansas, a city 25 miles outside of Kansas City with a population of about 128,000. Olathe is the third city to receive Google’s critically acclaimed Internet service and second location in Kansas. The company launched Google Fiber last year in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, granting residents access to gigabit Internet for only $70 per month. Google hopes its Fiber service will put pressure on cable and phone companies to innovate further and offer customers faster Internet speeds. Google did not announce a release timeframe for Olathe residents, noting that it still has “a lot of planning and engineering work to do.”

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