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We just launched Google Fiber for Small Business in Austin, Kansas City, and Provo. We hope to bring a Google Fiber offering to small businesses in our new cities, too, but we don’t have any specifics to share at this time.
Google Fiber is building an entirely new network to bring high-speed Internet and crystal-clear television to your community. Because we are a new provider, we have to install brand new, state-of-the-art fiber optic infrastructure. To learn more about what it takes to build this network, check out our behind-the-scenes blog post here.
We don’t have a specific timeframe to share, because the amount of time it will take to bring fiber to a particular area varies greatly, based on the size or the area, how we’re going to be bringing fiber there (aerial versus underground) and even the local soil type. Sometimes the timeline can also be a bit longer due to unforeseen issues (weather, access, equipment issues, etc.). However, we’re constantly striving to build more efficiently and quickly and hope to complete construction as soon as possible.
In order to bring Google Fiber to a new city, a whole lot of heavy lifting has to happen. Our carefully-crafted design plans require infrastructure to be built in the entire community, which sometimes requires us to access rights of way or easements that could fall next to or across your property.
Easements and rights of way are certain rights to access and use public and private property. Some state and local laws authorize utilities and other service providers, like Google Fiber, to use rights of way and easements.
We know that construction can sometimes look very messy, but chances are the construction crews haven’t yet finished building in your neighborhood. Once construction is completed for your entire neighborhood, crews will come back through to restore your property. If construction work has been completed in your area and you notice that your property has yet to be restored, please give our construction inquiry line a call at 877-454-6959.
A lot of the network we build is placed within areas called easements or rights of way, which are often adjacent to or across private property. We work with the appropriate local authorities to obtain the rights to utilize these locations, just like other service providers (such as water and electric).
Unfortunately, we are unable to move or to care for plants that are in an area where we need to build. Before construction crews come into your neighborhood to build our network, however, we will be sure to leave door hangers so that you have time to move your plants into a safe spot.
Yes! We will leave door hangers before construction crews come to your neighborhood. Those door hangers also include our contact information should you have any questions or concerns during the construction process.
Building a network is a lot of work, so you may see or hear construction crews working on weekends. Different ordinances and permitting requirements apply to different neighborhoods, so our ability to work in some areas on weekends is based on those regulations.
If you haven’t done so already, you should contact your power/water provider first to make sure your outage is addressed quickly. Please also give our construction support team a call at 877-454-6959.
If you have any concerns whatsoever during the construction process, feel free to reach out to our construction support team at 877-454-6959.
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