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Google to Lease liNKCity Fiber in Missouri

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Apr 18, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/google-to-lease-linkcity-fiber-in-missouri/

Google Fiber is leasing fiber for transport from a small municipal FTTH network in North Kansas City. A recent Kansas City Business Journal article reports that Google finalized a deal with City Council for a 20-year agreement worth $3.2 million to lease fiber from liNKCity. This was more convenient for Google than laying (or attaching) its own fiber to get between areas it is building out.

Earlier this year, liNKCity made news by providing free gigabit service to North Kansas City Schools. The service was estimated to save the school district $500,000 over the next five years.