“Now that we have learned a good deal from our Google Fiber jobs in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, we would like to help construct more ultra-quick networks.”
But those keen to dump their present service providers for Google might need to wait before pulling the trigger. Google will work with the cities to assess just how it’d install its fiber optic network.
Teresa Mastrangelo, the primary analyst at Broadband trends, said the span of the assessment period changes from city to city. “Austin is taking more, since they declared in April 2013 and [the city] has not requested the community yet to begin pre-enrolling.”
The only reference of Google Fiber might be enough to get other Internet providers in the region to step up it.
“Google is undoubtedly attempting to stir up some action to get operators … to take a stronger look at what they are able to do with a broadband network.”
No matter what it does for the broadband business, Mastrangelo views it as a truly win-win scenario for the city. “Kansas City is extremely joyful with Google Fiber,” Mastrangelo said. “It is perfect for the consumer, undoubtedly.”
The following metropolitan areas are the latest nominees of Google Fiber.
Calif. San Jose,
Raleigh Durham, N.C.
Texas San Antonio,
Utah salts Lake City,