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Google just announced Kansas City, Kansas -- pop. 145,000 -- as its first city for building out a super-fast fiber optic network, to offer Internet access that is supposedly "more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today."

The network will launch in 2012. No word yet on pricing, or whether the operator will offer unlimited access or metered access.

Why is Google doing this?

As we noted a year ago, when Google first announced these trials, it's not because Google really wants to become a telecom company.

To read the full, original article click on this link: Google Picks Kansas City, Kansas For Its First Super-Fast Fiber Network

Author: Dan Frommer