34 U.S. cities could get ultra-fast Google Fiber Internet

Credit: Google

Google wants to expand its high-speed gigabit Internet to more cities. In a blog post today, the company outlined plans to invite 34 cities in nine U.S. metro areas to work with it to build out Fiber networks.

The company says it's learned a lot from its Kansas City, Austin and Provo trial runs, but the next step is to wire up more cities with Internet speeds that will make today's pathetic standards seem archaic. We're talking speeds up to 100 times faster than what most people currently have. Internet will likely start at 1Gbps and hit 10Gbps by 2020, which is when these speeds are expected to be commonplace.

But bringing Fiber to so many cities isn't as easy as the company's workers storming in and laying down fiber optics. It requires planning and cooperation with local government and businesses. Participating cities will need to prepare a checklist of things to ensure they're able to overcome the challengers of Fiber's construction.

For now, these are the listed cities that Google wants to bring Fiber to. Is your city on Google's favorites list? To my disappointment, there are no plans to test out Google Fiber in my native New York City.

Atlanta, GA:

  • Avondale Estates
  • Brookhaven
  • College Park
  • Decatur
  • East Point
  • Hapeville
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna

Charlotte, NC

Nashville, TN

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

Phoenix, AZ:

  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe

Portland, OR:

  • Beaverton
  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • Lake Oswego
  • Tigard

Raleigh-Durham, NC:

  • Carborro
  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Durham
  • Garner
  • Morrisville
  • Raleigh

San Jose, CA:

  • Mountain view
  • Palo Alto
  • Santa Clara
  • Sunnvale

Kansas City:

  • Fairway
  • Gladstone
  • Grandview
  • Leawood
  • Lee's Summit
  • Lenexa
  • Merriam
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Woods
  • Olathe
  • Prairie Village
  • Raytown
  • Roeland Park
  • Shawnee
  • Westwood
  • Westwood Hills

Provo, UT

Austin, TX

Via Google Fiber

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