Google to choose fibre network location

After receiving responses from local US communities, the search giant will finalise areas in which to build its experimental super-fast broadband network

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

In February, the search giant said it would build an experimental fibre optic network in an attempt to illustrate the art of the possible in a small number of communities in the US. Since that news, Google has been pitched by 600 responses from communities and individuals.

The company 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 organisations. Based on a rigorous review of the data, we will announce our target community or communities by the end of the year."

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