Google Fiber is the super-fast gigabit home internet service owned by Google. It has been slow to arrive in new areas over the past few years, but now Google has revealed where it’s headed next.
Google said in a blog post today, “our team has spent many months traveling across the country, having conversations with cities looking for the best way to get better internet to their residents and business owners as quickly as possible.” Fiber is currently only available in 12 metro areas across the United States, including Atlanta, GA, Huntsville, AL, Nashville, TN, and Orange County, CA. A few more cities have Fiber Webpass, where high-speed internet is delivered with wireless technology, like the home internet services offered by mobile networks like Verizon and T-Mobile.
Google is currently in talks with city leaders in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Idaho to roll out Fiber internet — those states currently have no areas covered by Google Fiber. The company didn’t mention each specific area in those states, but the approval process is up to city boards and other local governments.