The Social Media Club of Kansas City Presents a Roadmap for a Gigabit City

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For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2011
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
The Social Media Club of Kansas City Presents a Roadmap for a Gigabit City

The Social Media Club of Kansas City presents ideas for how Google Fiber ultra high-speed Internet access will impact different areas of the community on Monday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Since Google announced that Kansas City will serve as a test market for its new fiber-optic network the business community has been buzzing about what Kansas City will do with its impending gigabit connection. The new network, which delivers data at a rate 100 times faster than typical broadband, is expected to launch in 2012.

Google has shown a willingness to let the community decide how to utilize this exciting, next-generation technology, and the Social Media Club and the Brainzooming Group have assembled a key group of 75-80 thought leaders in areas including education, business, elder care, infrastructure, urban and suburban living, arts and entertainment, and libraries to discuss its application

Focusing on the categories "living, learning, and leading," the group is developing a roadmap of 600-800 ideas for how Google Fiber can be used to improve the lives of all Kansas Citians, from entrepreneurs to corporations, educators to city leaders, and individuals to families.

During the Library event, the group will present 10-20 of its most refined concepts and solicit feedback from the audience. To find out more about the project, visit

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

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

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