While Kansas City’s tech scene may still be overshadowed by those in other American cities, Matthew Marcus, Executive director of the Kansas City Startup Foundation, says Google Fiber has helped foster growth.
“I’ll say that we like to classify several things as ‘BGF’ and ‘AGF’ — ‘before Google Fiber’ and ‘after Google Fiber,’ kinda strange,” he says. “We’re not Silicon Valley, we’re not Austin, we’re not Denver yet, but we’re also not, you know, Podunk Flyover Cowtown either.” – Matthew Marcus (original article: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/11/08/google-fiber-kansas-city)
“While many Kansas City residents enjoy the blazing internet speeds afforded by Google Fiber or area cable companies, including Xfinity and Spectrum, some local rural areas remain in the dark ages when it comes to the World Wide Web. Spring Hill, which is located in southern Johnson County/Miami County on the Kansas side of the metro, has the third-slowest rural internet in the country, according to a recent national study.” (source: https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/spring-hills-internet-speeds-rank-among-slowest-in-nation)
Aging resources, including copper cables, are to blame for inadequate rural broadband. While Google Fiber and other high-speed providers made a home in Kansas City, providing access to residents from entertainment streaming to the ability to do homework online, there are dozens of suburbs in the metropolitan area still looking to get up-to-speed. There is a big initiative across the country to bring access to digital services to rural America. With the next decade of new fiber rolling out, now is the time to get your technicians certified in installation, design, and engineering through the Fiber School.
Certified Fiber Optic Installer – This 2-day certified fiber optic installer training course is designed for those who layout, install or maintain fiber optic cabling systems. It identifies you as an installer able to demonstrate a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in the fiber optics industry. In addition, this training incorporates two days of individual hands-on training validating installer skills, including fiber terminations, cable preparations, fusion splicing, OTDR and optical loss testing. These skills are applicable to all the requirements to safely and competently install, maintain, and test fiber optic cabling systems.
Specialized Fiber optic Installer Courses – 3-day Specialized Installer courses provide industry-specific hands-on labs and demonstrations.
Destination Training Surcharge Details
A destination training surcharge at a cost of $150.00 is applied to any of the courses taken in Kansas City, MO.
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