Google Bypasses Colorado With Fiber Network Choice
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 BoulderFiber.com to attract attention.
Lafayette, Erie, Aspen and Glenwood Springs were also among the Colorado cities who made a bid.
Watch the YouTube video below: