Google Fiber is transforming Kansas City into a startup mecca
Memo to cable companies: It seems that some Americans really do want Google Fiber-type speeds after all. CNET’s Maggie Reardon has just come back from Kansas City, where she found that Google’s fiber network has spawned a thriving community of startup companies that want to take advantage of the service’s 1Gbps speeds. In fact, Google Fiber has been such a hit with entrepreneurs that it’s inspired an entire neighborhood to spearhead an initiative called the Kansas City Startup Village that Reardon says now features “nearly two dozen startups within walking distance of each other.” Tyler Van Winkle, the director of product development and marketing for mobile search company Leap2, told Reardon that Google Fiber’s service has been remarkably consistent and
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