Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Google Fiber is Coming to Overland Park, Kansas!!!

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Speed, speed, and more speed.  I can remember (gasp) the days of dialup.  You know, listening to the handshake of the modem and the other modem shaking back.  And then, with any luck, an actual connection.  That was in the days of 14.4 baud rates.  Then I can think of  28 kbps which evolved into 56 kbps speeds.
Then, the other other shoe dropped (and I have NO idea where that expression came from!).  One day I have a modem and the next day I look out the window of my newly built house and I see these 2 guys feeding coaxial cable into the ground with some type of industrial device that puts coaxial cable under the freshly placed sod.  I ran out to greet them and "welcome them to my neighborhood."  When I asked them how long it would be until I got my cable high speed Internet, they looked at me like I had 7 heads or something.  At least 3 months I was told.  That sounded like 7 years, but I began the countdown.
Of course, let's fast forward to today.  I'm living in a world of 50mb/second and that seems slow to me.  Thus I was turning cartwheels a couple of years ago when Google announced that their new product, Google Fiber was coming to Kansas City, Kansas.
Since the beginning of Google Fiber installation here in the KC area, we've seen more and more people that are understanding just how great high speed Internet really is.
Now, at long last, my city of Overland Park here in the metro Kansas City area has announced that they are allowing  Google Fiber to be placed within our city.  It's been a long time coming with lots of legal ranging which has taken place somewhere.  I don't know what has happened, but I'm finally getting area wide high speed Broadband.
The whole idea is to bring Google to the home and let the power of their high speed system run everything for you..  I'm curious to see how that works out.

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