Google on Thursday notified Leawood residents who had expressed interest in receiving the company’s high-speed Fiber internet and television service that it no longer plans to build out its network in the city.
The email sent to hundreds of Leawood residents says the company made the decision after finding that the build out project in Leawood “would require a much more difficult construction effort and schedule than anticipated.” …
Contacted Thursday afternoon, Leawood City Administrator Scott Lambers said a confidentiality agreement prevented him from commenting on the specifics of the situation, but confirmed that Google Fiber had informed the city it no longer planned to build out its network there. Lambers said that Google had unilaterally pulled out of negotiations between the two parties in a publicly filed document in late August, a year after Google and Leawood signed the agreement to bring Fiber to the city.
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