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Tech KC: History, Startups, Digital Divide

Nearly 50 high school students from the Kansas City area learned how to develop apps at UMKC's School of Computing and Engineering. They presented their apps in Google Fiber's Google Fiber Space.

How Google Fiber feeds the technology sector

Listen to the story on KCUR’s website.

Long before Google Fiber arrived in 2011, Kansas City has had a thriving technology sector, with cutting-edge companies like Cerner, Garmin and Sprint. But when Google announced it would build its first fiber-optic cable network in the Kansas City area, the idea of a gigabit internet and its possibilities sparked a bi-state drive to take full advantage of the new resource.

So where are we now as a tech town? Technology Attorney Greg Kratofil, the Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler and KC Digital Drive’s Aaron Deacon answered that question for a recent segment of KCUR-FM’s KC Currents.

KCUR-FM is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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