Google Fiber, Google’s fast alternative to traditional ISPs, might be expanding again soon to new cities. According to Google, they might one day expand Fiber to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Jacksonville, California; and Tampa, Florida.
Naturally, building fiber internet connection cables and other tech takes a long time, so Google put out a statement saying what their possible plans might be:
“Now we start our joint planning process, when we work side-by-side with local leaders to create detailed studies of each metro area. Constructing a brand-new fiber network is a big job—the more we learn about a city, the smoother our construction efforts will be. We’ll study factors that may impact construction, like local infrastructure and housing density. City leaders will use our checklist to share key information such as maps of water and electricity lines. Early preparations not only help with our decision-making process—they help cities lay the groundwork for any service provider to enter the market.”
Once Google figures out all the factors for building Fiber, they will make a decision on if they want to bring Fiber to these cities. If they go through, they will join the existing Fiber cities of Austin, Provo, and Kansas City, along with others that Google is considering rolling out to or is in the midst of.