Google continues making its case to residents for its new service

The latest Google Fiber maps shows several additional Midtown neighborhoods have pre-qualified to get the new high-speed Internet service. Google plans to start installing first in Kansas City, Kansas in September and begin hooking up homes in Midtown after the first of the year. However, only neighborhoods that garner enough pre-registrations (the neighborhoods shown here in green) are guaranteed to get the service.

Google Fiber representatives are fanning out across Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas in an effort to convince more residents to pre-register for the new service. Several neighborhood groups have invited Google Fiber representatives to speak at their monthly meetings about the new ultra-fast Internet connections and television service Google is implementing here.

Many people are watching the daily statistics as “fiberhoods” compete to pre-qualify. A fiberhood is an area, in many cases smaller than a neighborhood, to which Google has give a specific name. Google has said it will provide service to those fiberhoods if a certain percentage of residents pre-register by paying a $10 fee. Different percentages are used for each fiberhood, based on the different construction costs in each one. Fiberhoods that do not pre-qualify can’t be sure they will ever get the super-fast connections that experts predict will generate new businesses and other technology innovations.

As the map of Kansas City shows, the neighbors closest to State Line have been quick to embrace Google Fiber, while the neighborhoods to the east have shown less interest.


  • In Kansas City, Kansas, 8 out of 74 fiberhoods have pre-qualified. In two neighborhoods, no residents have pre-registered.
  • In Kansas City, Missouri, 42 out of 128 fiberhoods have pre-qualified. In six fiberhoods, no residents have pre-registered.

Check the daily statistics here

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