The Kansas City office of law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker played a key role in helping the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City in Kansas become the first city selected by Google for its ultra-fast broadband network.
Google in late March named Kansas City, Kan., the pilot city for its high-speed fiber network. More than 1,000 cities across the nation were competing for this award.
Stinson partner Todd LaSala represented the city in negotiating the development agreement with Google, which includes free high-speed Internet service for the sch ools in the community.
This isn’t the first time Stinson has represented Kansas City in key projects. The firm has represented the city in the development of the Kansas Speedway and the Village West tourism district. It also represented Kansas City in the development of Livestrong Sporting Park, a $165 million soccer stadium for the Sporting Kansas City franchise. This park is set to open in June.