Google begins connecting homes to Kansas City FTTH network

Google says it is ready to begin connecting customers in the Kansas City, KS, “fiberhoods” that met its demand criteria.

Google says it is ready to begin connecting customers in the Kansas City, KS, “fiberhoods” that met its demand criteria (see “Google Fiber open for business”).

The first fiberhood on the FTTH list is Hanover Heights. Dubs Dread will follow later this month, according to the schedule on the Google Fiber website. These two areas appear to be the only fiberhoods that will see installations this year. An additional five should see deployments begin in the first quarter – or, as the Google schedule puts it, “winter” – of 2013.

Google expects to have deployments underway by next fall in all 69 of the Kansas City, KS, fiberhoods currently scheduled to receive service. Deployments in Kansas City, MO, are expected to begin next spring, with Crown Heights at the top of the deployment roster.

The company is emphasizing customer service. A post on the Google Fiber Blog notes that the installers will clean up after themselves – “each installer carries a vacuum cleaner,” the blog assures potential customers. The company also has produced a video to give customers an idea of what an installation will entail.

Google also plans to launch services in five additional area towns: Kansas City North and Kansas City South in Missouri, as well as Westwood, Westwood Hills, and Mission Woods in Kansas.

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