Google has finally confirmed the next cities to receive its high-speed Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV service. According to Google 18 major cities spread across four major metropolitan areas will receive the service. Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham are some of the next cities in line for Google Fiber. The cities had been on reports indicating they were being pursued but not until late January was it announced that these would be the potential fiber cities.
Google is continuing to explore options in other cities including Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and San Jose. This is the biggest roll out for Google Fiber yet and sticking to Google’s original plan they are announcing one city at a time.
The first step Google says is working with the cities to come up with a plan and map for where they will install the network. This process should take a few months. However, it will bring Nashville one step closer to being able to sign up for the service and getting it installed.
Politically, Google Fiber is coming at a time when cheap, fast internet is a priority for all. Fiber’s mission to reach as many people as possible is trying to deter this unfortunate situation.