Take the Google Fiber Tour in The Silicon Prairie (aka Kansas City)
Posted Jan 24th 2014 02:43 PMUpdated Jan 24th 2014 02:51 PM
A result of Google Fiber choosing Kansas City to launch its first ultra-high-speed Internet service, this part of flyover country is now known in tech circles as The Silicon Prairie. Collins booked his room on Airbnbn and paid $39 a night.
Your fiber tour starts at the Google Fiber Space at 1814 Westport Road. The showroom is basically a huge, cozy living room where you can sit and watch TV brought to you through Google Fiber. You can play with the laptops and tablets provided, or bring your own and sit at the counters with dozens of electrical outlets to keep you charged. Friendly--but slightly geeky staff--roam the room to answer questions. But otherwise, kick back, relax and surf for a while.
Google Fiber's next cities are Austin, Texas and Ogden, Utah. But right now, the fastest city in the country is Kansas City.
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