Officially here: Google confirms Fiber home hook ups in northeast Johnson County

The Google Fiber building in Midtown.
The Google Fiber building in Midtown.

Just short of three years since the company announced it would make Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods the first Johnson County cities to receive its coveted high-speed internet service, Google Fiber confirmed this week that it has officially begun hooking up homes in the area.

Google’s Kelly Mason said homes in parts of Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods and Roeland Park are now able to be connected to the network. As for the rest of northeast Johnson County, the timeline is murky, but Mason said service will be coming soon.

“We’re beginning construction in Prairie Village and Mission and are continuing construction in Fairway,” she said. “We don’t have a specific timeline for installations just yet, but we’re working to bring Google Fiber to these neighborhoods as quickly as possible.”

AT&T announced earlier this year that it would be offering its Fiber-competing GigaPower internet service in Prairie Village and Fairway.