Feb, 19 2014

Provo, Utah, Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri aren’t the only two places in America Google’s interested in launching Fiber. The company has revealed plans to explore bringing the high-speed broadband and TV service to nine new metropolitan areas, for a total of 34 new cities in all. The list is as follows:

  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Jose, California
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Google has the full list of cities right here in case you’re wondering if you’re in one of the surrounding areas being thrown into the hat. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can expect to wake up tomorrow and sign up for someone to come to your home and juice you up with all those fiber optics.

google fiber map


Google reminds us that planning and negotiations with the cities take quite a while, as does the actual installation of service. A lot goes into making sure proper infrastructure is built in a way that won’t interrupt the day-to-day lives of those in the area.

Furthermore, we’re also warned that cities on this list doesn’t guarantee a rollout. A lot has to happen between now and the end of the year, when Google expects to know more about which exact cities will be getting the green light. Still, Google says even if a city doesn’t ultimately make it, everyone will have been better off going through the motions.

More than anything, they will have at least been satisfied with the opportunity to get these people to start thinking about how they can upgrade their infrastructure and deliver the type of network that today’s information-driven world demands. You can read about all of the specifics over at the source link.

[via Google]

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