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KC Starbucks gets Google Fiber as companies’ partnership grows



Google Fiber has hooked up its network at a Starbucks in midtown Kansas City, making it the first Starbucks to receive the service, which is about 100 times faster than traditional broadband Internet. The search giant has also installed several “community tables” at the shop that have built-in Google Chromebook laptops wired directly to Google Fiber.

Last year, Google began replacing AT&T Inc. as Starbucks’ Wi-Fi provider at roughly 7,000 Starbucks stores across the U.S. Google says it has already installed Wi-Fi at more than 3,500 locations.

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