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Google Fiber Headed to Raytown, Missouri and Shawnee, Kansas


City officials in Raytown, MO announced that they have struck a deal with Google to possibly bring Fiber, the 1Gbps Internet and TV service to their residents. Raytown sits just outside of Kansas City, where Fiber first took off early last year. A vote to officially offer the service could take place as soon as May, but even if it is then approved, who knows how long it would take to see construction begin. 

In addition, city officials voted and Google Fiber has the green light in Shawnee, Kansas. Shawnee, much like Raytown, lies just outside of Kansas City.

We still have a lot of planning and engineering work to do before we’re ready to bring Fiber to Shawnee, so we don’t have an estimate for when service will be available yet. We’ll be sure to publish an update here as soon as we have it.

It seems that Fiber is starting to take off in a few communities, which is a great sign for anyone hoping to get it in their town.

Via: Kansas City

  • Instead of complaining that its going to some podunk city, or naming off what city it needs to actually go to, instead of KC. I’m just going to sit back, relax, and enjoy my google fiber. Suckers. KC rocks.

  • Josie Brown

    HALLEUJAH Google Fiber is coming to Raytown, MO. GOODBYE AT&T!!!
    Google Fiber Headed to Raytown, Missouri and Shawnee, Kansas

  • Fiber is good for your health! 🙂

  • JB

    What’s up with Google bringing the precious fiber to these podunk boondocks. Bring it to big cities please. I’d pay more if thats what it took.

  • Boulder. Boulder! BOULDER! DENVER! 🙂 Puh-lease Google, Denver next.

  • Go Hawkeyes

    North Google. We need to head north. The north end of KC needs some fiber love too.

  • Kevin

    Or you can be lucky enough to live in Omaha. Century Link is releasing fiber in select neighborhoods here. Announcement on Monday I believe!

  • Sporttster

    Hey, at this rate, we’ll all have Google Fiber by 2130!….. … .. . . . . .

  • That’s Google’s ploy. Google Fiber – changing the fiber of your well-being.

  • I assumed when my town was a finalist to bring Google Fiber here, it’d be a quick followup when they started announcing successors to Kansas City… WRONG (o_o)

  • I have never been so jealous of the Kansas City area.

  • John

    I dream of the day when Google pulls an Oprah like moment & runs around saying “Fiber for EVERYONE! You’re all getting Fiber!!”

    • athom07

      This is a hilarious and very true statement, and I am wondering what kind of douche had the nerve to downvote it….

      • BaconEater

        They probably just didn’t get referenced Oprah moment =P

  • I vote they cover the entire state of California.

  • Blaine Magee

    Raytown is pretty scary for the people that don’t know. It’s not a place you go to after dark.

    • GreenMeansGo

      Looks like it’s near the Chiefs’ and Royals’ stadiums… You’re right, the area looks kind of seedy.

    • michael arazan

      I’ve been to KC, I wouldn’t go out in KC after Dark, it looks like one Giant East St.Louis, FYI East St.Louis was the murder or Crime capital of the US last year or year before

  • I’ll have Gbps Internet soon..won’t be google obviously so let’s see who is next to upgrade their Internet.

  • Tirionfive

    Come to OKC my sweet, sweet Google Fiber.

  • Captain_Doug

    New city every week? Sounds good to me!

    • Announced*

      • Captain_Doug

        … you’re not real. I’m just stressed.

        • You obviously didn’t mean that areas were getting it every week. It will take a while. Nice to be hopeful i guess.