In Austin, Texas a new innovative project is in the works. This week, Google and the city of Austin announced a deal to launch the next city-wide super-high-speed internet project, known as Google Fiber. The first installment was in Kansas City.
Shannon Jackson is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Misouri-Kansas and co-author of an article called “Only Connect: Kansas City Gives it Up for Google.”
Joy Diaz is a city reporter for KUT Austin who has been covering the reaction of Austinites and Google’s competitors to this announcement.