Google Fiber Expands

Google Fiber is Google’s way to provide faster Internet and better cable TV services to various metro areas around the United States. They’re looking for new cities and states to expand in. Two areas are high on their list.

Those two areas are Irvine, CA, San Diego, CA and Louisville, KY. It has to get approval from local government leaders. But if Google’s plans go through, it will be the first time Google Fiber has ever been in Southern California or Kentucky. Fiber promises services up to 100x faster than rival Internet services. Google Fiber Internet costs about $70 a month. For five years, Google Fiber has been instrumental in pressuring major broadband companies like Comcast and Verizon to move to faster speeds. Google Fiber is already available in both Kansas City areas (Kansas and Missouri), Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas. It’s scheduled to come to various cities and towns in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. It’s also scheduled to come to Salt Lake City, UT and San Antonio, TX. As many as twelve months may pass before Google Fiber comes to Southern California and Louisville, KY. That is, assuming Google and local officials can agree and collaborate to bring this ultra-fast Internet service.

Now a question comes to mind here. Why is it taking so long for Fiber to come to greater Los Angeles/San Diego? This is one of the biggest metropolis areas in the nation. One would think this and the New York City Tri-State area would be the first to get Fiber. Blame corporate competition for that. Cox Communications is working on Southern California by offering gigabyte service. I often wonder if politics have something to do with it too. But Google Fiber is growing in states that are rapidly growing in population. Should Google Fiber do even more to target major metropolis areas?

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