Shawnee latest Johnson County city to make the Google Fiber cut

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Rabbits are plentiful in Prairie Village, so this li’l fella would feel right at home.

Shawnee on Thursday became the latest city to win the Google Fiber lotto.

Google announced on its blog that the Shawnee City Council yesterday approved an agreement to bring the high-speed Internet and cable service to the city:

Shawnee, which is right outside of Kansas City, is known as a tight-knit community and a great place to do business. We’ve also been impressed by Shawnee’s vision to keep their citizens informed and involved using the Internet. Recently, the city modernized their website, so that locals can easily access city info—from crime maps to fiscal reports to streamed audio of city council meetings.

This is a great example of how access to information via the web can help make communities stronger. Google Fiber—and widespread connectivity throughout Shawnee—will be a great complement to the great work the City is already doing.

We still have a lot of planning and engineering work to do before we’re ready to bring Fiber to Shawnee, so we don’t have an estimate for when service will be available yet. We’ll be sure to publish an update here as soon as we have it.

Shawnee joins Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods and Olathe, which approved its agreement with Google in March, as the latest additions to the sought-after fiber network.