Understanding Kansas City Google Fiber Bunny High Speed Internets!!!
More than a year into Google Bunny hoping into the metro area . . . Some people still don't understand how the digital revolution will play out in Kansas City. That's probably because Dead Tree Media was too busy writing about a 2008 "digital divide" topic rather than really get into the nuts and bolts of the project.
Never fear . . . A recent report might come late for this guy but it serves as a nice digital warning . . .
River Market entrepreneur follows Google bunny down the wrong hole
Also . . . I'm glad other newsies are FINALLY picking up on TKC's Google Bunny obsession . . . Anyhoo . . . Here's the most important part of the story . . .
"With officials in the two Kansas Citys touting the economic development allure of ultra-high-speed Internet service, and the rosy reports about Google Fiber sprouting an entrepreneurial encampment at Startup Village in Kansas City, Kan., Barnhill thought that putting together a suite of offices served by Google Fiber in the urban vibe of the River Market was a no-brainer.
But three months later, after a big misunderstanding that left him $10,000 poorer, he has learned, at least for now, that Google is about wiring residences, not serving businesses."
For the record, it's probably best not to trust the biz dude in question with a sandwich let along anything concerning money . . . BUT the tale exemplifies the consequences of believing so much Kansas City mainstream media irrational Internets exuberance.
And that goes for over government bodies as well . . .
Here's a quick rundown from Google regarding their Fiber requirements of municipalities . . .
Behind the scenes with Google Fiber: Working with city governments
It's a nice primer but other reports about taxpayer subsidy of reveal that knee-pads are the perfect accessory for politicos wanting to get cozy with search giant gigabit Internets.