They still don't allow most of KCMO to register They need to fix preregistration problems in KCMO before expanding. Most muti-unit buildings still can't register. My mostly multiunit fiberhood is way behind quota because most can't register. Yet all the hoods around us have enough to qualify. Most of downtown lofts/hirises are having problems registering too.
Yes, first world problem but homeowners are worried it will impact home/condo values if their fiberhood doesn't meet quota.
said by xenophon:Not surprising at all. Multiunit buildings present their own challenges for service delivery beyond getting the connection to the door.
They need to fix preregistration problems in KCMO before expanding. Most muti-unit buildings still can't register. My mostly multiunit fiberhood is way behind quota because most can't register. Yet all the hoods around us have enough to qualify. Most of downtown lofts/hirises are having problems registering too.
Google isn't intentionally blocking certain buildings to register because of potential logistical issues with deploying. They want to see the interest first and allow anyone in valid fiberhoods to register. They are just having problem with many buildings registering due to a bug in address checking routines. Some buildings do work but most don't. They fixed the first floor of my building but 12 other floors still can't register. They are working to fix but perhaps they need to fix this before announcing more fiberhoods.
A lot of smaller communities nearby revamped or created new proposals to Google after Kansas City KS was chosen. Then KC MO was added. After the issue of line placement on electrical power poles was worked out in both Kansas Cities, basically needed to adhere to realistic established safety standards, the template for proposals was established. The metropolitan areas that are just across the street or a really short distance down the road made offers based on that template. I think many of these areas get their electricity from the same power companies that KC KS and KC MO do. That means you are just extending the fiber usage of the same company's pole infrastructure. It makes it somewhat easy to expand when doing that. The more expansion that is relatively easy, the bigger the experimental base and potential profits for Google.
That's not related to registration problems. Google has specifically acknowledge in their FAQ they have a problem with the registration database for many multiunit buildings. They do want every person even in multiunit buildings to pre-register to show interest. If at a later time they determine it can't be done, the fee will be refunded. There are some buildings that work, most don't. My first floor works now (after many calls) but all other floors still don't work. It's a problem in the DB, not them intentionally blocking out certain buildings.
I am sure the Google people negotiating new areas would have few skills in correcting database software. The people doing databases are doing their thing to fix database problems and the new area deal makers are doing their thing to get new subscriber areas. Both can take place simultaneously.