Scott Canon

Google Fiber is selling to businesses in limited neighborhoods for $100 a month

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
1

Google has begun to solicit customers for its first Internet service geared not for homes but for businesses. The company said it would charge $100 a month for broadband speeds of 1 gigabit per second through its new Google Fiber service for small businesses.

Overland Park appears set to sign on for Google Fiber

Location:
Overland Park, KS, United States
Recommendation:
1

Well, it appears that Google Fiber will finally arrive in Overland Park (KS). The Overland Park City Council is poised to approve two agreements that would allow the California-based tech giant to bring super-high-speed Internet to the city.

Within its fiberhoods, Google rules the roost

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

Survey results from Bernstein Research, a Wall Street research firm, suggest Google Fiber is snaring much of the customer base in the growing number of neighborhoods where it sells TV and Internet hookups.

Missouri suburbs wait and wait for Google Fiber deal

Location:
Kansas City, MO, United States
Recommendation:
2

Google’s plans for stretching its TV and light-speed Internet service across the Kansas City market include deals with more than a dozen cities, but gaping holes exist -- especially in the Missouri suburbs.

Google trying to land local sports from Time Warner Cable

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

Google and Time Warner Cable appear at odds over whether the new player in Kansas City television service will be able to include some regional college basketball games in its subscription package.

Google Fiber could widen the digital divide

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

Two weeks remain for dozens of neighborhoods to sign up enough potential customers to qualify for Google’s service before a Sept. 9 deadline. But many neighborhoods — chiefly the least prosperous pockets of the metro area — remain far behind the pace needed to hit the Google-established thresholds of customer penetration.

Google’s ‘antenna farm’ plans hint at TV service

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

If Google plans to draw customers to its ultrafast Internet service, it would help to bundle it with a cable-style TV package.

Internet TV faces big obstacles

Recommendation:
2

Technology increasingly blurs the lines between computer, television, phone and tablet. But true Internet TV is facing a big obstacle: It’s the old-school cable and cable-like services, after all, that have got the makers of programming locked up in mega-contracts.

Google Fiber work in KCK is delayed by dispute over how its wires are hung

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

When Google announced last spring that Kansas City (KS) had landed the tech company’s much-pursued super-speed Internet project, the company gushed about the local utility poles. Now it turns out that differences over where and how to hang wires on those poles, and what fees or installation costs may be required, have created a troublesome bump in plans to launch the project at “Google speed.”

Google’s high-speed gamble in KC

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
1

Let’s settle one thing up front: Google’s plan to build a far faster Internet for our homes could be, as the kids say, an epic fail.

Race is on to find best ways to use fast Google service

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

Google promises to wire Kansas City like no other place in the country. But what to do with all that rocket-fast Internet speed? A local technology start-up incubator isn't content to leave use of the 1-gigabit-per-second connections to chance. Instead, Think Big Partners is organizing the Gigabit Challenge to analyze ideas for applications of Google Fiber.

Kansas City, Missouri to get super-fast Google hook-ups, too

Location:
Kansas City, MO, United States
Recommendation:
4

Google’s plan to bring ultrafast Internet connections to Kansas City, Kansas will be extended across the state line to Kansas City, Missouri.

Looking deeper into Google’s plans for KCK

Location:
Kansas City, KS, United States
Recommendation:
2

In Kansas City (KS), Google aims to do what the cable industry has been unable or unwilling to do: Internet download speeds from 10 to 100 times above what most Americans consider broadband. Uploads at the same speed — or 200 to 300 times quicker than the broadband norm.

Sprint enlists army of lobbyists to fight T-Mobile-AT&T merger

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
Recommendation:
2

Sprint Nextel is taking the battle against AT&T Inc.’s proposed merger with T-Mobile USA to Washington. It’s signing up lobbyists to man its barricades and standing in alliance with consumer groups. Seven members of Congress own more than $100,000 in AT&T stock.