Roeland Park latest NEJC city to get competition in high-speed internet as AT&T rolls out service

Google Fiber is currently working in Westwood to replace some conduit that was placed under private property in a few spots.
The installation of fiber is nearing an end in NEJC after AT&T and Google have completed buildout in most cities.

AT&T has completed its build-out in Roeland Park to offer Gigabit speed internet service, adding to the northeast Johnson County cities that now have a choice in high-speed providers. AT&T announced it is offering the service to customers in Roeland Park.

The company had announced in June 2015 that it was starting to build in Roeland Park and predicted a two-year time period to bring the service to customers. This week it said Roeland Park residents can now sign up for service.

Several other NEJC communities already have the AT&T high-speed service, including parts of Fairway, Leawood, Prairie Village, Westwood, and Mission Hills.

The announcement of the service in Roeland Park came as AT&T rolled out more high-speed service across the country. It is now available in 51 metros across the nation with a plan to reach 67 metros.

Internet-only pricing starts at $80 per month with a 12-month commitment.

Google Fiber began building in Roeland Park in the spring of 2014 and was offering connections into homes before AT&T started construction. Google now is offering its Gigabit service to most homes in NEJC, but has hit some speed bumps with complaints about availability from residents who did not get in on the original signup period.