Google 'ready to lay fiber' for 100G network in Kansas City

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Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) says it is finally ready to begin digging trenches to build a 100-gig fiber network in Kansas City. "We've measured utility poles; we've studied maps and surveyed neighborhoods; we've come up with a comprehensive set of detailed engineering plans; and we've eaten way too much barbecue. Now, starting today, we're ready to lay fiber," Google Access general manager Kevin Lo wrote in a blog post on Monday. Lo didn't say how long it will take to construct the network, or discuss the type of services or prices Google will offer for its wideband Internet service, which will challenge incumbent MSO Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC). Google had originally said it would begin constructing the network last year. Read more...