More Cities Nationwide Will Soon Catch Up To KC’s Gigabit Speeds

Google Fiber will continue installing Fiber cable in Kansas City | Photo courtesy of Google
Google Fiber crews continue to connect homes in Kansas City to Google's one-gigabit Internet service. | Photo courtesy of Google

Not long after the arrival of Google’s super-fast Internet in Kansas City, more U.S. cities could soon see Internet speeds matching those of Google Fiber. Fast-moving plans in places such as Lawrence, Kan. and Omaha, Neb., and the spread of Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah, signal what advocates of speedier broadband say is the remaking of high-tech infrastructures. Four years ago, U.S. broadband speeds ranked 22nd in the world. Now, due largely to marginal upgrades of Internet services sold by cable and telephone companies, the U.S. ranks eighth.

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