Google is in talks with 34 cities in nine metro areas across the United States to introduce Google Fiber, Internet that's up to 100 times faster than broadband, the company announced today.
Selected cities will have to complete a "fiber-ready checklist" with information that can speed up planning and construction. In the meantime, Google Fiber will begin detailing costs and timelines for the new fiber-optic network.
Google Fiber is already rolling out in Kansas City (in both Kansas and Missouri); Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Here's the list of newly proposed cities:
- Atlanta, including surrounding areas Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- San Antonio, Texas
- Phoenix, Arizona, including surrounding areas Scottsdale and Tempe
- Portland, Oregon, including surrounding areas Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego, and Tigard
- Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, including surrounding areas Carrborro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, and Raleigh
- San Jose, California, including surrounding areas Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Palo Alto
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