Monday, February 10, 2014

Kansas City: Gigabit City?!?!

Take a look at Kansas City Internets hype continued . . .

Building the Gigabit City 2.0

The installation of ultra-high-speed Google Fiber internet service in Kansas City is well underway. But what will it mean to residents day to day on a practical level?

That question will be addressed in an event exploring the future of hyper-fast internet applications and the innovations spurred by its implementation here.

Morning session with introductions, Gigabit Fund announcement and speakers: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout sessions: 1 - 5 p.m.

Reception and Report-Out: 6 - 8 p.m.

Morning activities throughout the Library include demonstrations of gigabit applications (including a software lending service being developed by the Library), a panel discussion with representatives of U.S. Ignite, National Science Foundation and the GENI Project Office and appearances by Mayors Holland and James.

The afternoon will have attendees working in groups to envision gigabit apps that could impact major issues of our region. Potential topics include K-12 Education, Workforce Development, Digital Inclusion and Lifelong Learning. Interested in participating in breakout sessions? Sign up here »

An evening reception will follow.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library
RSVP now!


Anonymous said...

FYI...all those tech entrepeneur jobs James talks about don't exist in any critical mass to make a real difference. Make KC more business friendly to all companies and the tide will rise.

Anonymous said...

I like the new cables hanging on telephone poles and across peoples back yards to their houses. So high tech!!!!

Anonymous said...

I need to get it so I can sell more pairs of socks to discriminating hipsters faster.

Chad Hollandaise said...

Things seem pretty quiet at the Startup Village house on State Line...must be working strange hours on all the top secret stuff!!

Anonymous said...

I got the cheapest level. It's at least twice as good the AT&T DSL I had before. I like it. It's not AT&T and it's free after the first year for the next six years.

Anonymous said...

Faster porn, games, and YouTube videos.
World class.

Anonymous said...

A faster way to rake in revenue for Google. Thats about it.