From the Official Google Blog:
After a careful review, today we’re very happy to announce that we will build our ultra high-speed network in Kansas City, Kansas. We’ve signed a development agreement with the city, and we’ll be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring a next-generation web experience to the community.
Later this morning we’ll join Mayor Reardon at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, for an event we’ll carry live on the Google YouTube channel—be sure to tune in at 10am PDT to watch.
Pending approval from the city’s Board of Commissioners, we plan to offer service beginning in 2012. We’ll also be looking closely at ways to bring ultra high-speed Internet to other cities across the country.
Congrats to Kansas City, Kansas and let’s hope this experiment proves successful. If Google can prove that providing fast Gigabit networking is feasible we might start moving in the positive direction again after being stagnated for a while at rising prices for the same speed and implementing data caps on NetLoss Day so people don’t use “too much” of their unlimited bandwidth.