Google Fiber was founded with the goal to make the web faster and better. Since we launched in 2012, we’ve been humbled by the overwhelming response. We want to bring Fiber to more people and places and are starting with these cities.
Planning and building a new network from scratch takes time – and we want to work closely with every city to map out and understand all possible local needs and challenges.
We work alongside city leaders to explore bringing Google Fiber to their area. This means reviewing infrastructure – roads, underground utility paths, and even permitting capabilities, to make sure cities are ready to design and build a brand new network.
Every mile of this super-fast network has to be planned – we can’t just put it anywhere. We use the data shared with us to create a map of where we can build (based on existing utility poles and water, gas, and electricity lines).
With our plan in place, we start the hard work of stringing and laying thousands of miles of brand new, state-of-the-art fiber optic cable. We will lay enough new fiber in the area to reach from here to Canada, and you will see our engineers and crews in the streets for a long time.
We group cities into small communities called fiberhoods. To build our network as quickly as we can, we focus our efforts on one fiberhood at a time. After that, we move on to building in different parts of the city.
We complete the process by connecting fiberhoods to the new network and installing service in homes and businesses.
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Service not available in all areas.