The Lee’s Summit City Council approved three agreements Thursday, June 20, preparing the way for the ultra-high-speed Internet and TV service known as Google Fiber to come to our community.
The decision was made during the Thursday, June 20, Lee’s Summit City Council meeting inside City Hall. The agreements between the City and Google Fiber cover all aspects relating to the installation and operation of the fiber optic network in Lee’s Summit.
"This is great news for our entire community," said Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads. "We have been receiving telephone calls, e-mails and Facebook comments from eager residents asking when Google Fiber would be offered in our community," he said. "Individuals from both the City and Google Fiber have been working diligently for several weeks in order to make today’s announcement possible.’ ‘Thank you to all those involved in this tremendous effort," he said.
Lee’s Summit City Manager Stephen Arbo added, "We are excited to have Google Fiber present in our community." "I think this speaks well of our commitment to offer quality services to our residents and open up new avenues for creativity and economic growth," said Arbo. "The alignment with Google Fiber is an important step forward for both Google and the City of Lee’s Summit," he said.
Google Fiber plans to construct a high-speed, broadband network utilizing a fiber optic medium that goes directly to the end user. This method allows for the transmission of up to 1 gigabit of data per second.
There will be more information regarding the potential benefits to our residents, businesses, and educational institutions as the City continues to build its relationship with Google Fiber.
Google Fiber currently has customers in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., and has already entered into agreements with other Kansas City area communities.
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