Google Fiber Eyes 3 New Markets

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber is looking into adding three more cities - San Diego and Irvine, CA, and Louisville, KY - as its next FTTH ...

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber is looking into adding three more cities - San Diego and Irvine, CA, and Louisville, KY - as its next FTTH deployment targets. The search giant plans to begin a joint planning process with city leaders to study factors that affect construction, such as local topography, housing density, and the condition of existing infrastructure. Meanwhile, the cities will complete a checklist of items - such as providing maps of utility lines - to prepare for a large-scale fiber build. Depending on the outcomes of those processes, Google may or may not deploy fiber and its attendant gigabit Internet speeds in the three cities.

Google Fiber is currently deployed in the Kansas City metro area; Provo, UT; and Austin, TX. The company plans to deploy in Salt Lake City, Nashville, Atlanta, San Antonio, and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. The company is also considering Portland, OR; San Jose, CA; and Phoenix as potential markets.

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