Google Fiber Rollout Delayed In 34 U.S. Cities
Back in February, Google announced that it would be looking into the possibility of bringing Google Fiber to 34 cities across the United States. While hoping to reach a decision before the end of the year, Google has stated that it requires more time to determine which cities will receive the 1Gbps service.
Google’s plan stated that it would be working with city officials to determine how viable it would be to bring Google Fiber to cities such as Salt Lake City, Raleigh, Portland, and Nashville. The company would look at the topography, the current condition of local infrastructure, and housing density as some of the factors that would help determine how many of the cities, and which, would receive the Internet service.
"This year gigabit Internet has moved from idea to reality, as mayors and city leaders across America have stepped up and made high-speed broadband access a priority for their community,” explained Google in a statement released on Thursday. “We've been working closely with cities around the U.S. to figure out how we could bring them Google Fiber, and we're grateful for their vision, commitment, and plain, old, hard work.”
“While we were hoping to have an update for cities before the holidays, we have a bit more work to wrap up; we'll be back in touch sometime early next year," Google added.
In the meantime, Google is in the process of deploying its Google Fiber network to the residents in Austin, Texas.