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Google Adds a Fiber Mission

Mission, Kan. joins the list of K.C.-Area Towns to Give Google Fiber the Nod 6/26/2013 6:29 PM Eastern

Add Mission, Kan., to the list of Kansas City-area towns to say yes to Google Fiber.

Mission’s city council gave Google Fiber the green light on Wednesday night, clearing the way for Google to build out its 1-Gig network. Google Fiber announced the positive vote on its blog, but could not yet say when it will get deployments underway there.

Mission, a stop along the legendary Santa Fe Trail, has a population of 9,467 and contains 5,477 housing units, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Mission represents a small add-on to Google Fiber’s ongoing clustering strategy underway in the Kansas City area. Last week, the city of Lee’s Summit, Mo., gave Google Fiber the green light.

Other nearby cities to cut deals with Google Fiber include Gladstone and Grandview, Mo.; and Shawnee and Olathe, Kan.

Outside of the K.C. area, Google has also secured a deal to take over the iProvo fiber network in  Provo, Utah., and has plans to start connecting homes in Austin, Texas, by mid-2014.

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