Google Fiber is here to make the web better and faster. That’s why we continue to explore more ways to bring super fast internet to more people in more places.
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.