Google Fiber To Head To Leawood, Kansas

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Google announced that Leawood, Kansas' City Council has voted to make the town the 14th Kansas City area to get Google Fiber.

"We look forward to bringing service to Leawood, but there’s quite a bit of planning and construction work to do before we can actually start hooking up homes," Google FIber community manager Rachel Hack says.

Google will post more information about signups and installations in the area on its Google Fiber blog as it becomes available.

Last week, Google said it has completed an agreement with Provo, Utah, to buy the city's fiber network. Google is working to upgrade the network and apartment complexes and condos to get them Google Fiber-ready.

Google announced its plans for Provo back in April.

Current Google Fiber qualified areas are Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Coming next are: Gladstone, Grandview, Kansas City North, Kansas City South, Lee's Summit, Mission, Mission Woods, Olathe, Prairie Village, Raytown, Shawnee, Westwood and Westwood Hills. Google Fiber will also expand to Provo and Austin, Texas.

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