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Google Bypasses Colorado With Fiber Network Choice

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.

  • WOW

    Just shows on how out of touch with reality Google really is. Denver is far more savy than KC on linkage and advancement. This announcement made me laugh!

    • chas

      I would hardly call Denver advanced in anything and certainly not in tech. It is a classic boom-bust region, so yes when tech and economy are up Denver can be attractive and a leader or at least not a follower in tech industry. However, look now at all the companies that have left, especially tech companies. We still dont even have a complete loop around the city, and yep, Kansas City, not my favorite place, has two loops. Remember when the state was supposed to have fiber optics laid in a square grid for coverage across the state? I do, never happened.

      • John

        Apparently you haven’t seen statistics. Denver is one of the most advanced of major cities with telecommunications and connectivity. Readup!

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