reply to Telco
Re: YEP! not true, the KC area is a crossroads of fiber backbone and surrounding small cities like overland park etc. host many mid amerrica server farms and net startups
It really fits the profile google wanted to test, can bringing ubiquious ultra-high speed internet to an older otherwise un techie town magically transform it to a 21st century meca/powerhouse in the information economy?
i.e. Is connectivty, alone, the catalyst America needs?
If not what else does it need?
the trouble is the answers are years off, and it's not quite as simple as concieved.
Backbone fiber has nothing to do with FTTH. Backbone fiber cable goes for miles with out any cuts or connectors.
I understand that, what I was saying is that the area around KC is not a technology wasteland that some portray it to be.
Having all the core resources close by, made KC proper (both of them) the perfect blank slate for this experiment.