Google Fiber might be coming near you. Google has confirmed that Google Fiber, the company’s gigabit fiber optic Internet connection, will be coming to four new metro areas.
Construction will begin in eighteen cities across Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham. Google is boasting their Internet connection is super fast, “with speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband.”
Residents of these areas will have to wait a while before Fiber is ready for use.
In announcing the new communities, the official Google Fiber Blog states:
“Bringing Google Fiber to these cities is a long-term investment. We’ve been working closely with city leaders over the past year on a joint planning process to get their communities ready for Google Fiber — and now the really hard work begins. Our next step is to work with cities to create a detailed map of where we can put our thousands of miles of fiber, using existing infrastructure such as utility poles and underground conduit, and making sure to avoid things like gas and water lines. Then a team of surveyors and engineers will hit the streets to fill in missing details. Once we’re done designing the network (which we expect to wrap up in a few months), we’ll start construction.”
It won’t be a quick process but there is a lot of excitement for the project. Google isn’t planning on stopping at these cities either.
“We’re also continuing to explore bringing fiber to five additional metro areas — Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose, and will have updates on these potential Fiber cities later this year.”
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