Kansas City seeks proposals to expand its fiber-optic network

Kansas City is looking for a private partner to help expand its fiber-optic network.

City officials on Wednesday issued a request for proposals from companies willing to help extend the city’s system beyond its existing 16 miles, mostly within the downtown loop, and the 27 miles under construction. The documents asked that the new lines connect all city-owned buildings, traffic signals and public safety communications equipment all the way to Kansas City International Airport.

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