Google Eyes Nine New Metros For Expansion Of Fiber

Prairie Village is the 12th Kansas City-area municipality to reach a deal with Google on its Fiber service. | Photo courtesy of Google
Google is considering 34 cities in nine metro areas for its ultra-fast internet service. | Photo courtesy of Google

Google, Inc. announced it was considering expanding its Google Fiber broadband TV and internet service to other markets, even though all the services promised to Kansas City have not been delivered.

The company sent questionnaires to 34 cities in nine metro areas to gauge what it would take to create a fiber optic network in those places. Google stated that cities need to clear up red-tape to make it easier for their fiber networks to be built.

Google announced in 2011 that the Kansas City area would be the first metro area to receive Google Fiber. Since that time, most of Kansas City, Kan., has had its network installed. On the Missouri side, only central areas of Kansas City have been completed.

It is not known how Google’s expansion — if it happens — will affect deployment in the Kansas City area, since the company relies on contractors to install the network.

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