Google launched Fiber in Kansas City and recently began expanding service to customers in Austin, TX, and Provo, Utah. And according to an announcement made earlier today, the company is in discussions to bring the gigabit broadband service to the following areas (cities in parentheses would be included within that metro area, according to Google):
Atlanta (Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna)
Phoenix (Scottsdale, Tempe)
San Jose (Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto)
Raleigh-Durham (Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Garner, Morrisville,
Portland (Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Tigard)
Salt Lake City
The company cautions that there are possible speedbumps in the way and it may not be able to make deals in each of these markets, or in each city and town within those markets.
“We aim to provide updates by the end of the year about which cities will be getting Google Fiber,” writes Google. “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.”
Google claims that even those cities with which it is unable to reach an agreement could ultimately benefit from the review process.
“[C]ities who go through this process with us will be more prepared for us or any provider who wants to build a fiber network,” explains the Internet titan.