Two of the largest metro areas in the United States have been officially invited to explore the option of embracing Google Fiber. The Google Fiber team has started the inquiry process with Los Angeles and Chicago, in an effort to bring gigabit internet speeds to a combined 6 million+ people. (more…)
Announced today by city officials and Google, Oklahoma City is getting Google Fiber. Before all of OKC riots in excitement, acting as if OKC has brought home a NBA championship, do note that from what we have seen in past cities, rollout of Fiber is quite slow. But don’t worry, it should be well worth the wait. (more…)
Announced this morning, Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. As the newest city to get an official green light, SLC will eventually be encircled with a fiber optic backbone, with cables extending into the city via existing telephone poles and electrical conduits to deliver 1Gbps Internet data speeds, as well as Google’s own TV service. (more…)
This morning’s report of Google Fiber coming to four new markets that include Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durahm, and Nashville has now been confirmed by Google. It’s officially official. The four new markets cover 18 cities in the southeast region of the US. (more…)
According to a recent report out of Computer World and IDG News, Google may have plans to offer free outdoor WiFi to cities that allow for Google Fiber. Google recently sent survey requests to over 30 cities, asking for specific details about the city, including information on streets, boundaries, rights of way, manholes, utility poles, zoning types and the condition of pavement across the city. (more…)
Back in February, Google announced that it would entertain the idea of bringing its ultra-high speed Fiber internet to nine new markets. This morning, AT&T tried to crush that number by announcing that it would look at up to 100 new markets for its “ultra-fast” Fiber network, 21 of which are major metropolitan areas.
Like Google, AT&T isn’t saying that all of these cities and municipalities are guaranteed to get Fiber, but that they will work with local leaders to discuss ways to bring the service to their communities. In other words, there really is no sure thing here, it’s completely up to the local markets to get the ball rolling. (more…)
To the dismay of NYC residents, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to Ars Technica that the company has no plans to bring Google Fiber to New York.
Here is the brief, but to the point statement made from the Google spokesperson. (more…)