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Encourage more neighborhood involvement by making televised meetings available, both realtime and on a delayed basis to all members of the neighborh....

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The idea is to leverage the strengths of the local hackerspace called CCCKC at Hammerspace. To create a Google fiber think tank, lab, research and c....

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Kansas City – an entire city with FREE WIRELESS INTERNET! By allowing free Internet access, it allows more people to find things they want i.e. jobs, ....

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Place sensors all over KC's; have map that combines all similar data in real-time -- temperature, precipation, air quality, traffic, wind speed,....

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(SSMB) Startups, Small & Medium Business Cloud Hosting service for KC. Provide businesses with access to a google fiber backed cloud hosting s....

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Turn one or many of Kansas City's bankrupt, abandoned schools into a computer lab and web-based school.  Students of the now unaccredited K....

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Conferences, especially technical conferences (e.g. Ruby Midwest), use Internet connections a lot. Having good Internet connectivity (instead of the....

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Because of high bandwidth provided by GF, someone should stream local concerts, performances, high school athletic events and other events using HD.....

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Google Fiber could foster a more productive telecommuting workforce where people work virtually from home or other offices, but in new interactive way....

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Architects could construct 3D models and communicate their ideas virtually with clients or collaborators without concern of file size.....

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Two way cameras and communication channels between emergency responders and hospitals could allow Kansas City hospitals to begin treating/preparing to....

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Bring the Metro in the the 21st century by having wifi on buses and at bus stations. ....

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Using Google Fiber, Google's Driverless car program, and Integrated Roadways' modular pavement products featuring embedded intelligent senso....

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The key to this idea is Real-People-Size. Imagine walking up to a real-people-size screen and interacting with somebody in a different par....

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Rosedale is part of KCK's urban core and is home to more 14,000 residents, over 60% of whom are renters not home owners.  A very significan....

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With Google Fiber, hopefully more people will have access to computers and new technologies so that way we can close the digital divide between the yo....

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An interactive mural that everyone in the world could contribute to remotely and in real time would be a fun and entertaining experience. ....

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Google Fiber in the home will offer new educational experiences to students. Maybe students will be able to learn more through a virtual seminar than ....

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This technology could allow computers to do real-time translation at places of business, hospitals and government offices. ....

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Google Fiber could allow new collaboration platforms where people meet others on the web with similar interests and collaborate on projects together. ....

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Create a mobile application that links in directly to city emergency services.  When there is an emergency call for first-responders, the peopl....

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Forget video conferencing. Forget "telepresence." Why don't we use Google Fiber to provide high resolution holograms for meetings and ....

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In the future, roads and cars may communicate with one another. If this were true, this could eliminate many of the accidents that happen on a daily b....

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With a truly effective videoconferencing capability in the schools, volunteers (organized, screened, trained) could provide tutoring and homework su....

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When farmers find signs of distress or bugs on their crops, they could take pictures of the damage and send it to a research university for input on h....

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Kansas City could better monitor energy consumption in public buildings by analyzing the amount of usage in individual rooms. If a room is not being u....

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Create an application on popular mobile platforms and web-based, that helps people find locally-owned businesses to buy from.  It could be a ma....

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It would be nice if there was a high speed group of tor nodes on Google fiber.  They should probably not be exit nodes, but if they are they sh....

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The government could film all of their meetings and keep them in a free archive so that researchers and citizens could access meeting information on d....

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Independent singers, songwriters, and musicians could collaborate and produce music from separate studio locations. This utilizes Google Fiber’s abili....

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A system of microphones on Cell towers to locate "shots fired" would allow instant info to Police. A proper system would alert only ....

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There are many people with disabilities living in Kansas City - and yet, many are not able to enter or even utilize some buildings due to the fact t....

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produce an easy to use database/scheduling system that allows ride sharing for those who need to buy groceries but live in the food desert.  Th....

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Google Fiber can really open the doors to innovative services via video. One that I think would work very well is for professional psychologists to ....

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Online cultural immersion programs could connect people from across the world virtually. This could help people learn foreign languages and practice w....

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Companies could move their email and other in-house storage services to the cloud computers saving them money, time, and maintenance headaches. Citi....

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Applications will be created that allow city government to engage the youth of the nation in ways that has been lacking. New government 2.0 programs w....

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Tele-surgery –> the use of telecommunications to remotely conduct surgical procedures would allow three advantages over current practices: better thre....

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This card will be comprehensive and carry all of your rewards cards (grocery, retail, fast food, etc.). You need only one card (not multiple to keep....

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  I would like to see very high resolution security cameras placed throughout the city and streamed to the 911 communications cente....

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PrepsKC --What is It?: PrepsKC is the year round leader in high school football coverage in the Greater Kansas City area ....

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Google Fiber could change the online shopping experience. Imagine shopping online and seeing how you would look in a piece of clothing before you boug....

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If all police files were online, the network could instantly pull up related cases and draw trends in crime. Besides improving this system, we could i....

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KC can use the Google gigabit connection to create a clearing house of clinical data on healthcare services paid for by government payors, i.e. Medi....

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Provide Free High Speed Internet Access for the Education & Training of Veterans returning home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Provide ....

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Missouri Broadband Summit attendees talk about the need to change culture and people's thinking in order to encourage use of technology...

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A group of young leaders from the Alliance Management Leadership Institute used the Google Fiber project as a case study and presented some thoughts about the digital divide to the Mayor's Bistate Innovations Team. ..

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Each cable contains many thin glass fibers. Cables are woven together to make a fiber backbone...

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And so it begins. Kansas City has been waiting and it's finally here...Google starts to lay fiber in Kansas City, Kansas. We could say they are breaking ground, only they are hanging the fiber on telephone poles...

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February 02, 2012

The Coming Tech-led Boom

Will the Recession End Because of Technology Like Google?..

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"Will It Be You" spot airs in targeted markets on the Super Bowl. Will Google Fiber help Kansas City's next generation of entrepreneurs?..

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