The city of Westwood today sent a message to residents letting them know that Google crews will begin work on the construction of new fiber optic lines in Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods, which were the first northeast Johnson County cities to sign an agreement with Fiber back in 2012.
The message notes that Fiber has not released a date for the opening of sign up for service in the area.
Here’s the full message from Westwood city hall:
Google Fiber is finally coming! Starting in early May, contractors for Google Fiber will begin working in the area to extend a new fiber optic network into the cities of Westwood, Westwood Hills, and Mission Woods. The initial work is only to extend the base Google Fiber network infrastructure into the communities. It does not initiate service to individual residents at this time. Information on how to sign up for Google Fiber services and when they will be available for Westwood residents will be announced at a later date.
The utility work will include installing cables and equipment on existing utility poles and the installation of underground fiber cable and equipment. Several wooden power poles in the area will need to be replaced. If you have utility poles or underground equipment on your property, Google Fiber may need to access them. This should not disrupt any of the other utility services, and a Google announcement in the form of a door hanger will be placed on homes near the work areas prior to the utility work taking place.
If you have any questions or concerns about the construction in your area, please call the Google Fiber Construction Phone Line at (877) 454-6959 from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. City staff will also be referencing all callers to this Google Fiber Construction service number.