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Google Fiber Coming to Olathe
On March 19, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network.
“We are excited to work in partnership with Google to bring this next-generation fiber optic system to Olathe homes, schools and businesses,” said Mayor Michael Copeland.
Google Fiber offers an internet connection speed 100 times faster than today’s average broadband, paired with crystal clear high definition TV.
As in area cities, Google will build the Olathe Google Fiber network by demand, meaning that determined “fiberhoods” will get Google Fiber service once pre-registration goals are met.
Mahaffie, Olathe Libraries Closed for Easter Holiday
Both Olathe libraries will close on Sunday, March 31, in observance of the Easter holiday. Visit www.olathelibrary.org for regular operating hours.
Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball Tournament March 30
A total of eight teams from Johnson and Wyandotte Counties will compete. The opening ceremony for the tournament starts at 8:00 a.m. in the main gymnasium at Olathe North. Other activities include a bake sale, silent auction and a barbeque lunch.
Over the last five years, the event has raised over $45,000 for medical bills, scholarships and a donation to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA). This year’s proceeds will benefit three area law enforcement families. Donations can also be sent to:
Cy Middleton Benefit Fund
For more information about the tournament, contact Sgt. Brian Wessling at (913) 971-7811.
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