Google Fiber coming to New York? Job listing seems to suggest so


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It looks like Google could be looking to bring Fiber internet service to their biggest market yet. Places like San Antonio and Kansas City are nothing to sneeze about, but New York is a whole different beast.

A job listing for a “regional sales manager” for Google Fiber in New York, NY could hint toward Google’s latest aspirations. The listing calls for someone who “will manage multiple teams that evangelize Google Fiber services to MDU (multi-dwelling apartments and condos) and large SMB owners.” Neato.

The listing notes all sorts of complicated experience and qualifications that the average Joe may or may not have, but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that Google is getting so comfortable with their Fiber initiative that they’re looking to go beyond odd markets and expand into mainstream.

We’ve already seen a taste of said initiative with 9 main metro areas being probed for the new high-speed internet service, but this would be the boldest statement Google has made in their campaign to get more people hooked up with insane speeds. Let’s just hope they expand further than Verizon’s been able to do with FiOS over the past few years.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. if they can successfully string fiber in NYC, they can successfully string it anywhere.

    1. Hmm, nice melody there.

  2. This would be a great proof of concept for Google; to expand into one of the busiest cities in the country. If it turns out to be a success there, they would definitely have all other providers pissing their pants.

    1. That would require stringing out Fiber optic cables across NYC as well…..I wonder if VZ or any other of the big players around the Tri state area can give those speeds that Google can, out to its customers at all. I can only picture them piggybacking off of Verizon’s lines

      1. FiOS is available in NYC, and is technically capable of gig internet

    2. It’s funny (well, mildly infuriating) how providers “suddenly” have increased speeds in areas where Fiber is showing up… TWC’s “Ultimate” speed of 50 Mbps is now available as 300 Mbps >.<

  3. Maryland next please :D

  4. In the outskirts of Chicago :(… Will drop my Comcast like a hot rock whenever Google gets here.

  5. I’m so happy.

  6. For those who have tasted the Fiber (intended pun). What kind of insane speeds are we talking here?

    1. Insanely fast, I can download games from steam/origins in less than 5min.
      I haven’t seen buffering on YouTube in about a year in 1080p.
      Netflix’s is a breeze no issues,uploading to youtube is pretty fast.
      The tv service is not bad at all, you might hit a hiccup once in a while but pretty solid.

      1. Good Googlymoogly that’s fast

      2. You’re not going to see buffering on Youtube. Google owns it. LoL!!

        Though, I’ve been reading about the issue with streaming services and ISPs. That’s why Youtube has been buffering for me even though I was averaging 20Mbps in a certain area.

    2. I’m in Kansas City and I’ll say this my Netflix movies in HD load in seconds. Bluray movies download in a couple of minutes and my Xbox one has all the bandwidth it can handle. If it comes to your town get it and never look back!

  7. Ill drop verizon in a heart beat if it is available in Westchester NY

  8. that would be nice if Google Fiber comes to NYC….

  9. “…odd markets and expand into mainstream.” Whatever… Jealous much?

    1. Kansas City: 2.34 million pop. but only the northwest section has Fiber
      Provo: pop less than 500,000 – North, West and downtown areas under construction
      Austin: pop less than 900,000 – entire city not covered

      It’s safe to call these small areas ‘odd markets.’
      NYC population is just under 9 MILLION — pretty much qualifies as mainstream.

  10. Please come to the Atlantic City NJ area…..Please……

  11. Very difficult. Typically, an entire building is contracted to a single cable or telco for TV & internet.

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