Google's KCK Launch Faces Another Delay

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Google appears to be delaying the launch of its promised ultra-fast Internet service in Kansas City, Kan.

The company announced more than a year ago that it was giving Kansas City, Kan., Google Fiber, and that residents there could start signing up in late 2011.

Kansas City, Kan., was chosen from among 1,100 communities vying for the company to test its network. The search giant plans to stretch fiberoptic cables directly to homes and offer Internet speeds 100 times faster than common broadband.

But that timetable changed recently when Google said it would run fiberoptic lines to homes by the end of June.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) that the company says now that's pushed back to sometime this summer, and Google isn't elaborating or offering any explanations.

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