Google Fiber prepares to launch in 44 Kansas City neighborhoods

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Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) said Wednesday that it is preparing to launch its wideband Internet and pay TV service in 44 neighborhoods in Kansas and Missouri.

The Internet giant will compete primarily with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse TV in "fiberhoods" in Missouri and Kansas where it will launch Google Fiber. It set a deadline of Oct. 10 for 10 of the neighborhoods to order the service. It also set a deadline of Oct. 17 for 12 additional neighborhoods and a deadline of Oct. 24 for another 12 neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, Google announced that it won approval from the city council in Roeland Park, Kan., to launch Google Fiber. But it didn't announce a launch date to expand to the Kansas City suburb.

For more:
- see the Google Fiber blog post on fiberhood deadlines
- see the blog post on Roeland Park agreement

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