I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Google Fiber Launch Party on July 26, 2012. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much. Since the initial announcement that Google would be turning Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri into the first "gigabit cities," there have been grand announcements and press conferences followed by long periods of silence. New rollout dates were announced, only to be delayed. I was wrong about the event. It was the closest thing that Kansas City will ever have to a Silicon Valley launch. It was cool!