The Social Media Club of Kansas City Invites Kansas Citians to Tell Google: "Give Us a Gig!"

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For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2011
Contact: Suzanne Monahan
816.701.3649
The Social Media Club of Kansas City Invites Kansas Citians to Tell Google: "Give Us a Gig!"

The Social Media Club of Kansas City invites residents from both sides of the state line to come hear about a public outreach campaign to discuss ways of leveraging Google Fiber to benefit the community on Tuesday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Google is making its ultra-high-speed, fiber-optic network available to residents of Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, beginning in early 2012. With speeds 100 times faster than regular broadband, Google Fiber could transform Kansas City into a technology hub while decreasing the digital divide.

With a new project called Give Us a Gig! the Social Media Club of KC will continue discussions that began earlier this year at the Library during the "GigabitCity" events in October and November of 2011. At those events, local business and technology leaders gathered in the Central Library to brainstorm and examine ways in which Google Fiber's 1-gigabit connection could be used to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the city.

At this public town hall, the Social Media Club of KC will equip neighborhood leaders with resources to rally their communities to prepare for the arrival of Fiber and to show Google that Kansas City is ready to "get a gig."

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

This event is co-sponsored by the Social Media Club of Kansas City.