First Google Fiber Houses Prepare For Liftoff

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Matthew Marcus, owner of a Kansas City, Kan., house in the heart of KC Startup Village, blogged that he “let out an almighty hoooooooowwwwwwllllll” when he learned Google Inc. employees would show up at his abode this week to turn on the ultra-fast Internet network.

The network is set to go live Tuesday after a private media event in the morning.

Marcus and his startup village cohorts have pledged to spend any down time shooting video and taking photos so “everyone around the city, country and world” can watch, too.

Live streaming of one of the most highly anticipated — and documented — activations of TV and Internet services in the area is set to begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday. You’ll be able to watch the process live here.

KC Startup Village includes roughly a dozen young companies that have set up shop inside houses and buildings. They were drawn to the Hanover Heights and Spring Valley neighborhoods partly to access Google’s new network, which is slated to go live there first.

Google’s rollout schedule for other neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., extends through fall 2013.

Read more on Kansas City Business Journal.


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