‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Kansas City,
Not a data packet was moving, not even in Wyandotte County.
The job postings were placed on CareerBuilder with care,
In hope that Google’s Fiber Project would remove KC’s economic despair.
KC’s Mayors were nestled all snug in their beds,
While presentations of economic development danced in their heads;
And I with my big screen TV, laptop, Android tablet, and E-book reader,
Prepared for the pending Google GigE bandwidth dazzler.
When out on Leavenworth Road there arose such a clatter,
I googled to see what was the matter.
Down the stairs I ran and stepped out into the street,
To shaky to type a quick tweet.
The street lights glistened across the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Google’s CEO, Larry Page and eight tiny lineman wearing headgear.
With Larry and his crew, the timing seemed perfect,
I knew in a moment it must be Google’s Fiber Project.
It has taken many months for the design to go full-scale,
Their network designer was praying that the network would not fail.
Larry’s eyes were glazed over, his hands were nimble yet cautious,
From sorting friends amongst his info-circles in Google +.
He soon remembered Google’s new sales story,
“Suppose you don’t want to share something with all your friends, we make that easy.”
He posted not a word to a friend, but went straight to his work,
Hanging optical fiber cable on utility poles and fixing a repeater that had gone berserk.
He shouted, “Using Google+ is important for customer satisfaction.”
But, Google’s slow progress was something that he wished not to mention.
His eyes were afire with the strength of his gaze;
No data packets could collide; not for hours or days.
A wink of his eye and a twitch of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had little to dread.
Soon the data packets flowed steady and protocols matched,
And the host interfaces, data switches and connections all attached!
He tested the system from YouTube to gamepad;
Not one bit was dropped, no checksum was bad!
The Google Fiber Project was finished, tests were concluded,
Patches and fixes were even included.
However, I posted this comment with a snarl and a taunt,
“GigE is what I asked for, —- but not what I want!”