Where will Google build its fiber network?

Where will Google build its fiber network?

Summary: Google over the next few months will be reviewing locales where it may build its experimental fiber network.

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Google over the next few months will be reviewing locales where it may build its experimental fiber network.

The search giant in February said it would build an experimental fiber optic network in an attempt to illustrate the art of the possible in a small number of communities in the U.S. Since that news, Google has been pitched by 600 responses from communities. Individuals also chimed in.

Now the requests for information are about over, Google will make a selection. Google said in a post:

Over the coming months, we'll be reviewing the responses to determine where to build. As we narrow down our choices, we'll be conducting site visits, meeting with local officials and consulting with third-party organizations. Based on a rigorous review of the data, we will announce our target community or communities by the end of the year.

Google only plans to reach 50,000 to 500,000 people with its experiment, but you'd think every community would want to be involved. The press that Google's ultra-fast network could generate would be great for local businesses and future development.

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Topics: Google, Networking, Telcos

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  • Pittsburgh. .

    Google has an office here plus the manpower for infrastructure, and
    finally the high tech medical industry and Universities. Carnegie Mellon
    and Pitt/UPMC..
    Mrwirez
  • RE: Where will Google build its fiber network?

    i think, let's build it at the north pole, and start a new city called Topopolis. surely many would migrate there, at least 50-500K people. free ultrahigh speed as a bonus for being a pioneer of Topopolis. Far better initial idea than the space station, or moon city, or martian city. i wonder what people are really thinking out there.
    qualityengineer
  • Topeka, KS is heavily advertising.

    "Google only plans to reach 50,000 to 500,000 people with
    its experiment, but you?d think every community would
    want to be involved. The press that Google?s ultra-fast
    network could generate would be great for local
    businesses and future development."

    LOL - oh, they are. At least in Kansas. The local
    stations here are totally abuzz with "Google", er,
    [i]Topeka[/i], KS.
    CobraA1
  • Their web site has been all weekend.... so I don't care about their fiber

    My Google homepage hasn't worked since Friday night. I don't know what's going on, but with this kind of service, a fiber network wouldn't matter.
    shawkins
    • Blame that on the Chinese

      Read the news dude.
      wackoae
  • For the amount of people Google is looking at ...

    ... the only place I can think that would meet the requirement is the community with the worlds biggest HOA .... Highands Ranch, Colorado.
    wackoae
  • That seemed to be old news (no info seen lately)

    I look at the ZDNET news page and see no reference to Google account problems. I looked at the Google page where they list known issues.... nothing. Still, I couldn't access my account.

    If the Chinese are still causing Google difficulties, you would think that information would be more conspicuous.
    shawkins