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Google Bypasses Colorado With Fiber Network Choice

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longmont1 Google Bypasses Colorado With Fiber Network Choice

An image of a parking in Longmont last year where officials spelled out 'Google' with cars. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS) – Despite the efforts of several communities, Google won’t be bringing its ultra-fast experimental fiber network to Colorado.

On Wednesday Google announced that Kansas City, Kan., will get the network next year. The tech giant commemorated the decision with the release of a YouTube video featuring soundbites from Google executives like co-founder Sergey Brin and Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette, along with prominent Kansas City citizens.

Among the 1,100 towns trying to get the service were:

- Longmont, which spelled out it “hearted” Google with cars and high school students.

- Highlands Ranch, which put together a video to show just how Internet savvy that community was and invited residents to send their own videos as well.

- Boulder, which produced a website called to attract attention.

Lafayette, Erie, Aspen and Glenwood Springs were also among the Colorado cities who made a bid.

Watch the YouTube video below:

Read more about this story on CBS partner CNET’s website.

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