Google began their quest to bring Fiber Internet to one American city by tasking citizens to show their interest.




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October 15, 2012
Zach Walton Kansas City ISPs Feel Cheated By Google Fiber Deal
By Zach Walton
Google began their quest to bring Fiber Internet to one American city by tasking citizens to show their interest. It was far from a popular vote, however, as various government entities also promised various perks for Google to bring the service to their city. Kansas City won out in the end by promising Google a number of discounts or free services. Now the other ISPs want a piece of the government subsidy pie.

Before Google Fiber came to Kansas City, the citizens had two choices for Internet and TV – Time Warner Cable and AT&T. It was later revealed that at the very least Time Warner Cable was terrified of Google Fiber. The company was even trying to get people to spy on Google’s operations for them. Now that Google Fiber is there to stay, they’re trying to get the same deal that Google got. [...]

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