Google Fiber coming to Shawnee, Kansas after City Council vote

by: Brad WardMay 3, 2013

Google Fiber

Google has announced that Shawnee, a city located right outside of Kansas City, has voted to bring Google Fiber to its residents.

The search giant didn’t say when Shawnee would be getting the Fiber service, but they did say that there is still “a lot of planning and engineering” to do before they expand Fiber to the city. So, Shawnee residents could be waiting awhile, but at least the approval has been given.

Google’s gigabit Internet service has been met with a great amount of success, so much so that Google is expanding its Fiber service to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah, who could be getting the service much faster than Austin and even Shawnee.

Google Fiber will give you one gigabit speeds per second for a mere $70 per month. This is a stark difference from Time Warner Cable who charges $59.95 per month for 30 megabits per second. Alternatively, there is a $120 Google Fiber plan that gives you TV, 1GB Internet speeds and more.

Hopefully Shawnee won’t have to wait too long for the Fiber rollout. Do you live in Shawnee? Are you looking forward to Google’s Fiber service coming to your area? Let us know in the comments!

  • Justin Rebar

    So long Time Warner. At least once a month our cable/internet is not working for no reason! C.A.N.T.W.A.I.T.