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Google Fiber coming to Gladstone

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultrahigh-speed Internet services to the metro area, Gladstone residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Gladstone. The wait is over.

On Monday, May 13, the Gladstone City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultrahigh-speed, fiber-to-the-home network.

“We are excited to work in partnership with Google to bring this next-generation fiber-optic system to Gladstone homes, schools and businesses,” said Mayor Jean B. Moore.

Google Fiber offers an Internet connection speed 100 times faster than the average broadband now in use, paired with crystal-clear high-definition TV.

As in area cities, Google will build the Gladstone Google Fiber network by demand, meaning that determined “fiberhoods” will get Google Fiber service once pre-registration goals are met.

To read Google’s Gladstone expansion announcement, visit http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/. For more about Google Fiber, including a map to track its status in Gladstone, visit www.google.com/fiber.

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