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Google releases map of new cities that may get extremely fast Google Fiber Internet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2014 13:32 User comments (15)

Google releases map of new cities that may get extremely fast Google Fiber Internet Google has released a new map and blog post highlighting cities that may be next to get the company's gigabit Fiber Internet.
The Internet, which is available currently in Kansas City and Austin, allows for download and upload speeds of 1,000 Mbps, astronomically higher than the average American ISP speeds of 5-15 Mbps.

Google is now inviting 34 cities (housed within eight metro areas) to try out Google Fiber. The lucky cities are:

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


The cities that can build the proper infrastructure and network will have Fiber available by the end of the year.

As a side note: Dear Google, please come to New York soon, thank you.

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15 user comments

119.2.2014 14:07

Please come to San Diego. @#$% cox.

219.2.2014 14:08

I concur on them coming to NYC and the surrounding metro areas.


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319.2.2014 16:01

I live in a surrounding Metro area from one of the named cities, but with my luck it will stop a mile away.

419.2.2014 20:42

I wouldn't expect Phoenix to shell out any money for an updated infrastructure. They have a huge budget deficit and are cutting their city employees salaries. No Google Fiber for me.

520.2.2014 23:08

Originally posted by agentxavier:
Please come to San Diego. @#$% cox.
I wouldn't go that extreme, though I understand your sentiment. Lol.

However, I am in agreement with the first part of your statement. Um, Google? Please, please come to San Diego.

621.2.2014 7:54

Google, please bring it to ALL of New York State and not to just a few elite pockets here-n-there.

721.2.2014 8:26

As usual one of our 50 is missing and that one is New Mexico

821.2.2014 11:31

How does this work? I don't want to be a wet blanket here but the devil's advocate in me is asking... what about privacy for instance?


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922.2.2014 9:43

Originally posted by Jemborg:
How does this work? I don't want to be a wet blanket here but the devil's advocate in me is asking... what about privacy for instance?
I would imagine you'd receive your service the same way you do now (into the house to a modem or modem/router like I have with Comcast). Therefore I can't see any difference in security protocols than you do now. From the way I read it, this is hardwired access not Wifi, since they have to run wires on the poles like the cable companies do.

1022.2.2014 9:46

I'm hoping that this grows like the plague to encompass the entire country! Although I'm currently enjoying between 50-55 Mbps with Comcast, who wouldn't want speeds up to 20X that?

1122.2.2014 10:58

Originally posted by sternrulez:
I'm hoping that this grows like the plague to encompass the entire country! Although I'm currently enjoying between 50-55 Mbps with Comcast, who wouldn't want speeds up to 20X that?
Bugger you lol.

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1223.2.2014 7:44

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by sternrulez:
I'm hoping that this grows like the plague to encompass the entire country! Although I'm currently enjoying between 50-55 Mbps with Comcast, who wouldn't want speeds up to 20X that?
Bugger you lol.
LOL @Jemborg...believe me, my friend...I'm paying for it too! :)

1324.2.2014 0:51

It'd be pointless for me to ask for you to come to my town. I live in a sparsely populated area (the sticks). LOL! I'm lucky to have 5Mbps :S




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1424.2.2014 4:48

Originally posted by omegaman7:
It'd be pointless for me to ask for you to come to my town. I live in a sparsely populated area (the sticks). LOL! I'm lucky to have 5Mbps :S
We'd call that "somewhere back of woop-woop".

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1524.2.2014 6:52

Originally posted by omegaman7:
It'd be pointless for me to ask for you to come to my town. I live in a sparsely populated area (the sticks). LOL! I'm lucky to have 5Mbps :S
Wow...that sounds like DSL territory...so sorry to hear that...HOWEVER, your area is exactly the type of place that needs more than wants higher speeds, so with any luck you may actually get it before others do. It would definitely behoove your city council to petition Google for it, as it would be a PR coup for them both: Google could brag how much they helped your area, and your town's officials could use it for their re-election campaign (assuming you'd WANT them re-elected, of course...lol).
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