Google Fiber bringing service to poles – reportedly

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tech giant Google announced plans on Monday to bring the Google Fiber service to utility poles around the Metro.

The company says the plan to install connection boxes at utility poles would allow customers to plug in to the ultra-fast Internet connection at various locations around town. A video posted on YouTube shows customers participating in "hack-a-thons" at various utility poles, even camping out and ordering food for delivery.

Google's Web site for the project says the connection boxes can be adjusted for height, and that construction of the boxes should be completed by April 8th - a week from April Fool's Day.  (In other words: this was Google Fiber's annual April Fool's Day prank.  Click for last year's version.)

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