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Google starts working on details of its Kansas City network

Google Inc. is taking to the streets. The company, which is building an ultra-fast Internet network in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., is making some progress, a Google Fiber official reported Monday.

The team has moved out of its macro-planning engineering phase and into a detail-engineering phase. During the next few weeks, Google’s engineers will be on foot surveying and gathering geographical information, Kevin Lo, Google Access general manager, wrote in a blog. Google’s engineers will spend the coming weeks measuring and counting utility and phone poles — and apparently talking with Kansas Citians.

[Kansas City Business Journal]