The day many northeast Johnson County residents have been waiting for has arrived.
Google today opened a sign up period for Fiber service in the cities of Roeland Park, Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods. Google has broken the area down into three “Fiberhoods”: “Cedar Roe” and “Shawnee Indian Mission,” which take up parts of Roeland Park, and “Rainbow Boulevard,” which covers Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods.
The company will require that at least 50 residents in each Fiberhood register for Fiber service before September 12 to ensure Google will offer Fiber to the area. You can see the Fiberhoods and register for them here.
An announcement from Google Community Manager Rachel Merlo did not mention when Fiberhood registration would open up for the rest of northeast Johnson County, but the Google website notes signup for the area is “coming 2014.” Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods were the first cities in northeast Johnson County to sign licensing agreements with Google back in August 2012. Roeland Park signed its licensing agreement with Google in September 2013.
The full message sent to city officials from Merlo follows:
Good afternoon! It is my pleasure to announce Google Fiber has opened signups for residents in Mission Woods, Roeland Park, Westwood, and Westwood Hills. Residents living in open fiberhoods in those cities may sign up for Google Fiber Internet and TV service starting today through September 12. Eligible residents should simply visit the Fiber website and enter their address to begin the process.
People interested in learning more about Google Fiber may visit the website, contact our 24/7 customer support team at 866-777-7550, or visit the Google Fiber Space at 1814 Westport Road during regular business hours (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10AM-6PM; Tue: 8AM-6PM; Thu: 10AM-8PM; Sun: Closed). We also have some special events planned that are a free, friendly way to get to know the service and a great time to sign up. The attached flier has more information on those as well as product details.
Finally, if there is a neighborhood group that would a Google Fiber representative to attend an upcoming meeting to share information and answer questions, please have someone get in touch with me to make arrangements.
Feel free to share this information with others who might be interested.