Rick Usher on Bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City

Posted on July 18, 2014

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This week we had the opportunity to hear from Rick Usher the Assistant City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri about the efforts he and others went through to bring Google Fiber to Kansas City. It was an informative webinar and Rick even brought on a special guest to give her point of view.



cindy circoRick started off the presentation with the above video to show the impact of Google Fiber after one year in Kansas City. Then the Mayor Pro Tem of Kansas City, Cindy Circo, to share her perspectives on working with Google and the impact it’s had on the community. Cindy was a City Councilor when fiber was brought to the city and she spent 20 minutes answering questions from the webinar attendees with Rick to get our learning started.

google fiber adviceFrom there Rick went to his presentation and gave advice for working with Google and other fiber companies as well as what kind of changes they have seen as Google Fiber has spread through the community. Rick talked about the city’s innovation district and the small businesses that the new high speed internet has helped. See more of what Rick had to say from the tweets below and watch the webinar from the recording.

Watch the webinar:

Bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City with Rick Usher

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