Previously, we have discussed a number
in Kansas City where those installing Google Fiber were "butchering
" the homeowner’s property. Although Google says they're learning as they go, complaints are still rolling in about installers tearing apart property with rutted lawns and busted gas lines.
Now, the Kansas City Star is reporting
that residents of Kansas City are calling on their local government to help push Google to fix those homeowners properties which have been affected by the installations.
Because Google has been issued "tens of thousands of construction permits
" for work in Kansas City which impact planting boxes and cut through lawns/sidewalks/driveways, it should not be surprising that Google has seen complaints climb recently due to the speed of construction.
But, Google’s agreement with Kansas City does not require
the company to reveal how many complaints it fields. Therefore, we still do not know exactly how many complaints are been given and/or the extent of damage being done to the city.
As of now, we are left with stories of Google installers breaking sewer lines
, tearing up lawns
and cutting any lines underground
. As we saw with Verizon FiOS, it's par for the course when communities finally get the faster speeds they've always wanted.