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Google Announces Google Fiber Construction Schedule
Hanover Heights and Crown Center First to Get 1 Gbps
by Karl Bode 04:21PM Thursday Sep 13 2012
After a six week rally designed to help Google determine which Kansas City "fiberhood" should get Google Fiber first, Google has announced the construction schedule based on the largest neighborhood response. According to the Google Fiber blog, 180 neighborhoods will get service, accounting for roughly 89% of the entire Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri region.

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According to Google, Hanover Heights in Kansas and Crown Center Missouri will be the first neighborhoods to get service, with Hanover Heights qualifying within six hours of the original announcement. The search giant states that Hanover Heights qualified for service within two hours of the original Google Fiber announcement.

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Anyone in a qualified fiberhood can sign up for Google Fiber, regardless of whether you pre-registered or not (by going to) fiber.google.com and clicking "sign up now"...If you live in a qualified fiberhood, you can sign up immediately. You’ll be able to sign up or change your plan until right before we begin installations in your fiberhood—and we’ll give you a heads-up when your signup window is running out. For Hanover Heights, you need to sign up by October 2nd.
Google has put up a construction schedule here they inform readers "isn’t set in stone," though the company insists they'll be transparent if there are any schedule changes. If you missed it the first several mentions, the complete pricing and service lineup can be found here. If you're in a qualified neighborhood, we'll be happy to pay you for your detailed impressions of the service.

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xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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I just registered.

My fiberhood (ranked in the 50s because of major registration issues in my hood) will deploy in Fall of 2013.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: I just registered.

KC, KS is getting it first, starting in Oct through winter...
»fiber.google.com/cities/kck/#header=check

KC, MO will start in Spring 2013...
»fiber.google.com/cities/kcmo/#header=check

FFH5
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said by xenophon:

My fiberhood (ranked in the 50s because of major registration issues in my hood) will deploy in Fall of 2013.

Taking a year to get 1/3 of the areas wired? This is a PR project and not a business.
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Re: I just registered.

Right, because hiring a million workers to get everything installed in two weeks makes perfect business sense.

Instead, building a deployment team that works at a consistent pace over the next year to deploy the service makes much more business sense. After that, they've already posted a list of the next five cities they're going to service (expanding outward from Kansas City), which they will presumably time so that their deployment team can continue working at a consistent pace.

I would expect the size of the team (and rate of deployment) to scale up over time as the service proves itself (the kinks get worked out, procedures get streamlined and refined, etc).
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DataRiker
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said by FFH5:

Taking a year to get 1/3 of the areas wired? This is a PR project and not a business.

Says the person who hates google and does not live here.

The bucket trucks are here working and have been for a while.
dra6o0n

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said by FFH5:

said by xenophon:

My fiberhood (ranked in the 50s because of major registration issues in my hood) will deploy in Fall of 2013.

Taking a year to get 1/3 of the areas wired? This is a PR project and not a business.

It's a city that doesn't have a highly developed internet network. What do you think?
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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Re: I just registered.

said by dra6o0n:

said by FFH5:

said by xenophon:

My fiberhood (ranked in the 50s because of major registration issues in my hood) will deploy in Fall of 2013.

Taking a year to get 1/3 of the areas wired? This is a PR project and not a business.

It's a city that doesn't have a highly developed internet network. What do you think?

KC was one of first metros to have broadband in the mid-90s, has several ISPs and overbuilders, a bunch of sonet rings through the metro and over a dozen long haul providers. KC is probably above average developed. It's just the low income areas that have less broadband users (about 20-25% do not, which is US avg). Google selected the two low income areas of the metro as part of rollout so skews the appearance for whole city/metro.

Lok

@sbcglobal.net
Those construction speeds are faster than the rate of U-verse build out I've seen in my city, and consistent with many other build outs I've seen.
damacu

join:2012-07-18
I was luckily number 30 for KCMO. We were the first or second to totally qualify, too. And all the current shops (Mud Pie, Fric & Frac, and the Fiber Space) that currently have it are in my fiberhood. It would makes sense to start in Volker South, where all that is, despite being 30 on the list.
onthecake

join:2003-08-08
Kansas City, MO

Going to be a LONG wait

At that rate the north and south areas should see service sometime in 2015
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hurry up and wait..

so, installations will start in the winter or spring of 2013?
I'd start it the day after the deadline.. no time like NOW...

FYI, the 6 strikes law will probably be on it's way to being enforced JUST after the election.. coincidence? I think not..
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: hurry up and wait..

Starting Oct for the KS side, Spring for MO side. See links above for details.

ArrayList
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do you think the average american gives 2 shits about it?

glyder

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Re: hurry up and wait..

maybe this site should be called googlereports.com
iansltx

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Re: hurry up and wait..

Why? Because Google is actually doing something worth reporting on and everyone else isn't?

If Google got coverage proportional to their Internet speed advantage over the competition...well, then we'd be talking about GoogleReports.
hottboiinnc
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Re: hurry up and wait..

ISPs that do offer this don't get crap compared to Google. CWRU has been offering this for well over 2 years now and so has OneCommunity. You don't see Karl running any thing about them.

He keeps focused on Google due to they write a nice check to him every month for their ad services and nice PR; Karl has NEVER seen a Google product nor PR he never liked.

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Re: hurry up and wait..

said by hottboiinnc:

Karl has NEVER seen a Google product nor PR he never liked.

Maybe he's a stockholder member of their commune/co-op.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Then you should submit a news story on CWRU and/or OneCommunity.

I'd do it, but I don't know the first thing about their network. Google has been quite forthcoming with info about theirs.

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said by hottboiinnc:

ISPs that do offer this don't get crap compared to Google. CWRU has been offering this for well over 2 years now and so has OneCommunity.

They are giving free 5 meg internet?

And 70 dollar 1 gig?

tiger72
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said by hottboiinnc:

Karl has NEVER seen a Google product nor PR he never liked.

Except for that big thing called Android...

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said by glyder :

maybe this site should be called googlereports.com

Maybe it's because the other ISPs would rather milk their aging infrastructure than do something exciting. Google wants to deliver gigabit service to homes, not only businesses. How is that not exciting?

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davidhoffman
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Construction schedule

I had wondered if the construction managers might get to overrule the actual Pre-Registration results in KCKS. There were 4 very small areas that did not meet their goals and one much larger, but average sized area, that did not meet goal. It makes no sense to me to bring construction crews back a couple of years from now, to the 4 tiny areas, to install main fiber in those neighborhoods when the crews are very close by installing fiber in neighborhoods 10 to 100 times the size. I can see not installing fiber in the one biggest area. I would have wired up the 4 small areas, but not offered them the final connection until the nearest large area was taken care of. I guess rules must be followed.
hottboiinnc
ME

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Re: Construction schedule

You can bet those neighborhoods will NOT see the service then. Why bring them back and spend the $$$. Google is just cherry picking.
davidhoffman
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Re: Construction schedule

Google did promise a second chance future rally. But I just noticed weirdness in that list. I know there were 74 Fiberhoods in KCKS during Pre-Registration. The KCKS list now shows 69 Qualified and 6 Future Rally Fiberhoods. That totals 75 Fiberhoods. Not only did they not blend in the small areas, they somehow created a new area that did not meet goal. They might have carved it out of a larger Fiberhood. In KCMO the same thing. There were 128 Fiberhoods Pre-Registration, now there are 111 qualified and 18 Future Rally Fiberhoods for 129.

tiger72
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said by davidhoffman:

I would have wired up the 4 small areas, but not offered them the final connection until the nearest large area was taken care of. I guess rules must be followed.

They're wiring up a lot of communities in a year which makes me guess they have a tight construction schedule. My guess is that they'll wire the other 'hoods at the same time if possible, as that would speed things up later. Maybe they'd do those neighborhoods as you describe if things are moving ahead of schedule...
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