City Council Clears Path For Google Fiber’s Arrival In Overland Park

Kansas City Startup Village consists of about 20 startups in the first neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. to get Google Fiber | Photo courtesy of Kansas City Startup Village
A deal reached Monday by Overland Park’s City Council should enable Google Fiber to expand into the community. | Photo courtesy of Kansas City Startup Village

Overland Park’s City Council approved two agreements Monday night that should enable Google Fiber to bring its high-speed internet to the Kansas City suburb.

Overland Park will allow Google to install “network huts” on city property and to use the city’s existing infrastructure to string its fiber. Several council members balked at those conditions last September, and in October Google announced it was, at least temporarily, abandoning plans to expand to Overland Park.

Earlier this year, AT&T announced it planned to bring its own gigabit-speed Internet service to Overland Park.

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