Got your freakout caps on? Good. Google announced today that they are exploring plans to bring its Internet and TV service, Google Fiber, to nine new cities in the US. Within each metropolitan area, there are different markets, which brings the possible number of future Fiber markets to 34.
Google is currently in talks with all of the cities to see what it will take to bring the service to them.
We aim to provide updates by the end of the year about which cities will be getting Google Fiber. Between now and then, we’ll work closely with each city’s leaders on a joint planning process that will not only map out a Google Fiber network in detail, but also assess what unique local challenges we might face. These are such big jobs that advance planning goes a long way toward helping us stick to schedules and minimize disruption for residents.
Here is the full list of cities that Google is exploring.
- Arizona- Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe
- California- San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto
- Georgia- Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna
- North Carolina- Charlotte, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh
- Oregon- Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Tigard
- Tennessee- Nashville-Davidson
- Texas- San Antonio
- Utah- Salt Lake City
I don’t want to get to toot my own city’s horn, but the Portland/Beaverton/Hillsboro area would be a very good choice for Google Fiber. I mean, we have Intel, Nike, NVIDIA offices, and a ton of other great companies who might benefit from the service. Just sayin’.
Rollouts like this are never speedy, so it’s still a little early to pop bottles of champagne, but we’re getting there.
Are you excited for this exploration? Who here might be affected by the new markets?