Friday, May 03, 2013

Google This

Last night, at a hastily called special City Council meeting the city approved an agreement to get the ball rolling on bringing Google Fiber to Shawnee.

Super high speed internet (and TV) will be very good for Shawnee's residents and eventually businesses.  Another benefit will be that the city offices will be connected through the fiber network and WiFi at no charge.  Sounds like a savings of taxpayer money to me.  Believe the agreement is for a ten year period.

My only question is why did the mayor have to call a special meeting (less than 8 hours before the meeting time)?  Why couldn't this have been handled at the next regular council meeting?  That would also have allowed folks to read and absorb the info, and if needed, to be able to ask questions.

No time frame is available yet.