Google Fiberhoods hitting sign up goals quickly in NEJC; nearly half completed within first week

Dan Blom - April 14, 2016 8:00 am
Google Fiber is currently working in Westwood to replace some conduit that was placed under private property in a few spots.
Google Fiber construction came to NEJC almost two years ago with fiber installation in Westwood.

Only one week after Google Fiber announced that sign-ups were open for its high speed services. nearly half of the Fiberhoods have already met their goals.

With more than a month to go, 39 of the 79 Fiberhoods in Prairie Village, Mission, Mission Hills and Fairway have turned green – meaning they have met the goal. Another 10 of those are down to only one or two more sign-ups needed to meet the goal for service. The signup requires picking a plan and paying a $10 fee to get on the installation list.

Fiberhoods still have until May 19 to meet the sign up goal, so there is plenty of time for all 79 neighborhoods to still meet the goal that Google says it requires before service will be extended to homes in the neighborhood.

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The sign up completion does not predict when service will actually begin being installed at customers’ homes. Crews have been running lines for months through the northeast Johnson County communities, but the company says considerable work remains to bring fiber into the homes.

The goals for each of the Fiberhoods varied considerably. The Fiberhood dubbed Mission Hills Homes is the farthest away from its goal with the Google map showing another 75 homes need to come on board. Only two other neighborhoods have more than 20 sign ups left.

The map with remaining signup information is available here.

Homes in Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods and Roeland Park were the first in northeast Johnson County to get the service. Customers began getting connections in those cities nearly one year ago.

The sign ups for those neighborhoods and Merriam were held in the fall of 2014, several months before customers saw connections to the home.