Google Fiber exploring possible expansion to 9 new metropolitan areas

February 19, 2014

Google Fiber
For those interested in getting (one of) the fastest Internet experiences possible, it’s hard not to get excited about the idea of Google Fiber’s gigabit speeds. Unfortunately, unless you happen to live in Kansas City (MO or KS) or Provo, Utah — you’re pretty much out of luck. The good news is that this situation might be changing in the not-too-distant future.

We already knew that Google intends to bring its Google Fiber services to Austin, Texas in mid-2014, but now Google has taken to its official blog to reveal that they are ready to expand even further. Google has sent out invitations to 34 cities across nine metro areas to discuss the possibility of bringing Google Fiber to these locations.

The 34 cities in question are as follows:

  • Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe in Arizona
  • San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto in California
  • Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna in Georgia
  • Nashville-Davidson in Tennessee
  • Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, and Raleigh in North Carolina
  • Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, and Tigard in Oregon
  • San Antonio in Texas
  • Salt Lake City in Utah

Now to be clear, Google isn’t guaranteeing that it will bring its service to all these areas. Google says they will be working with city leaders in the planning process and will assess what challenges they might face if they decide to expand to these locations. Google plans to announce which cities will be receiving the service sometime by the end of the year.

If you happen to live in one of the cities in the list above, you might want to do whatever it takes to make your voice heard by local city officials as soon as possible. What do you think, if Google Fiber came to your city would you be interested, or are you happy with your current services and speed?

Comments

  • KatherineB

    I dream of your penis inside me

    • SSDROiD

      Watch out, we got a spammer over here!

  • Adam

    I’ll be the first to sign up in Tempe, AZ.!

    • J_Pod

      I’d have to claim second then!

      Question though, does anyone here know how they roll this stuff out? Say
      if I lived in an apartment complex instead of a house, could they still
      feed it to my apartment? Or are they only doing houses?

      • Roy

        Apartments are first IF they can convince the Owner, which should be easy because they get Bulk Rates.

        Sections of the City with lots of Apartments (density) are first, boonies last (except in this case; that is where they started, in the center).

        • J_Pod

          Awesome, I’m right next to my states largest university where there are tons of apartments

  • MadCowOnAStick

    YES COME HERE FINALLY GOOGLE BACK TO YOUR HEADQUARTERS YES

    • SSDROiD

      Someone really enjoys dem CAPS

  • Bigsike

    Dear God come to Cleveland!!!

  • SSDROiD

    Just for the sakes of being a total bitch (sorry), I want to correct your post.
    Google Fiber is not the fastest Internet in the world. Just like a good TV show, I’ll now leave you all gasping for the true answer in a cliffhanger :P

    • MadCowOnAStick

      you still get 1 GB/s at least!

      • SSDROiD

        Hahaha, that’s very true. I never said Google Fiber wasn’t decent Internet, I just wanted to be a suffocating little prick demanding factual correctness on the Internet. Fuck me, right? :P

        • MadCowOnAStick

          I’d rather stay a virgin

          • SSDROiD

            :(
            Oh, well, I suppose getting fucked by a mad cow on a stick isn’t the most pleasureable experience for me, either.

          • MasterMuffin

            I’m sure you’d like it, BITCH ;)

          • SSDROiD

            If a muffin joins, then of course I will ;) *hint hint wink wink* *mildly inappropriate sexual joke is in da house*

          • MasterMuffin

            Yeeea I’m not into that sort of… whatever that would be called :D

          • SSDROiD

            Call the people responsible for the Guinness Book of World Records, I found a sex position that doesn’t yet have a name! I’m not sure whether to feel humbled by my genius or scared shitless…

          • MasterMuffin

            Pure genius!

      • apianist16

        Actually, it’s 1 Gb/s. The difference between a bit and a byte is so often overlooked. It’s still ridiculously fast!

  • Valeriu Steel Rod Crainic

    I’m waiting to bring the service to Canada, Quebec has some great speeds but it’s quite expensive, plus nowhere near 1Gbps without being a business ready to shell a good thousand monthly.

  • asdf

    Canada please?

    • John Doe

      Yes!! Toronto to be exact!!

      • kandy830

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      • Tyrone_83

        If this was to happen one day I would call Bell and tell them i’m canceling my Fibe.

    • Darcy Poe

      Yes, please!!

      • Quinlan M

        Yes, we need Google Fibre in the GTA,
        Nobody cares about the USA, come to Canada…

        • Darcy Poe

          Canada ftw!!! :D @quinlanm:disqus do i know you from somewhere? What’s your problem?

  • DarxideGarrison

    I’d buy that for a dollar

  • Brandon

    Come on Google, take down the Comcast train in Philly. I beg you.

    • wezi427

      I live in Philly. The plan on building another skyscraper, it just makes me think about how much more they are going to charge me a month to pay for it.

  • Randy_Thompson

    Similar sentiments as others: come to St. Paul, Minnesota and free us from the hell that is Comcast’s monopoly stranglehold. Seriously, Century Link is available in our area, but fastest download speed is 1.5 Mbps and they have zero plans to expand in the area.

  • Ben Jowett

    If they don’t intend to bring it to Australia, don’t put a kangaroo on the logo …

    • Thoru

      It´s a hare my friend, not a kangaroo.

      • Ben Jowett

        Oh

  • Oli72

    charlotte nc need u google. twc is taking us to the cleaners.

    • smokebomb

      Don’t worry. Comcast will swoop in to save you when they buy TWC…and then raise your rates!

  • Phillip Bee

    PHOENIX FTW !!!!!!!

  • Khristian Willis

    New York?

  • smokebomb

    Ugh. At this rate I’ll be 35 before Google gets to Seattle.

    • Phil Rigby

      And how old are you now?

      • smokebomb

        26.

  • Sonia

    That’s OK, the Northeast is fine being ignored….

  • Cole Raney

    Come to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. UC2B only covers a small area here.

  • IronLiver

    Hope they brings this to Philippines, this will give more power to hardcore gamers here.

  • Hanson

    I love the google fiber logo..So magnificent!!

    • Darcy Poe

      I was spellbound too, looking at the logo. It truly is magnificent.

      • Quinlan M

        I saw the logo, ugh American spelling, that’s Google Fibre, not Fiber

        • Darcy Poe

          Fiber is the word Americans use! Did you expect them to change the way they spell Fiber in UK or other parts of the world?!

  • Darcy Poe

    Google is taking giant leaps as always. Hope we can realize their vision soon enough. I’m concerned though, about the fact that its still just making its presence felt in the United States. Wonder when it’ll show up in Canada or France!

  • Urbano Burriola

    Lets bring this to Des Moines, IA – The wealthiest city in America!

  • Jonathan Sosa

    I live in NC , but in charlotte. Its like the biggest city here, come on google!!!