For the past two years or so, there's been a gold...I mean...fiber rush in the suburbs of Iowa's capital city. First, Mi-Fiber build fiber to the community of Waukee. Later, Metronet moved in and started building fiber in several other suburbs including Johnston and Urbandale. The City of West Des Moines launched a conduit construction project and announced that Google Fiber would be their anchor tenant. Now, Google says it will tackle Des Moines itself.
Google announced its plans recently, saying it was beginning to work with the City of Des Moines on the permitting process. Meanwhile, the company says it has begun to hook up customers in West Des Moines using the city-owned conduit there.
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