MAYBE..... I think Google was just looking out for their best interest. If this becomes a huge flop then they wont have to be comitted to it for a long term. I think if it becomes a huge success in Kansas City then Google will eventual build out in other areas. Or they will atleast partner with different municipalities so they can offer reasonable highspeed internet to their citizens. I know GOOGLE lobbied hard in Georgia to keep SB 313 from passing. SB 313 is a bill that basically makes it very difficult for local governments to build out their own broadband networks. Not saying those two are connected but you never know their strategy and plans. I do think that the fate of advancing broadband initiatives in the US is in the hands on Kansas Citians.