OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Watching Google Fiber expand all over the metro has left people in one city feeling left out and upset. City leaders in Overland Park are hoping to reconnect with Google to bring the high-speed internet to town.
City leaders told FOX 4 they've been calling Google all week to reach some sort of agreement, but the company says it's decided to focus on the Missouri side for now. Just months ago Google Fiber announced it wanted to provide high-speed internet to the area.
That was in September.
Council members took a month or so to look over the fine print of the contract. By October city council was ready, but Google said they took too long and decided not to sign. Now people in the community are starting petitions.
Some even created a Facebook page in hopes of banding Overland Park together on the issue. They say they feel duped out of the high-speed service. Even though Google Fiber has said they are only focusing on Missouri, Overland Park officials on the Kansas side say they have signed their part of the contract and will continue to push for the company to come here.