Google explores bringing Fiber service to three more cities

Google announced that it is exploring whether to bring its fiber service to three new cities: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, and Tampa. The company will work with local leaders to study each metro area. If Google decides to expand to these areas, it will put them in competition with Comcast, Bright House Networks, and Charter Communications.


This announcement comes after a study from Bernstein Research described Google’s fiber deployment as “slow and limited.” The report estimated Google Fiber’s total paid subscriptions between 100,000 and 120,000, which it described as “a very small number that likely plays into the incumbents' default belief that deploying and operating wireline networks at scale is much harder than commonly thought.”


Google has recently explored the possibility of bringing fiber service to three other cities: Irvine, CA; Louisville, KY; and San Diego, CA. Google Fiber is currently available in parts of three cities: Kansas City; Austin, TX; and Provo, UT. Google is building networks in some neighborhoods in six other cities: San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC; Nashville, TN; and Salt Lake City, UT. Google is also considering projects in Portland, OR; Phoenix, AZ; and San Jose, CA.

Exploring Fiber for Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa (Google, Oct. 28, 2015)

 

Google Fiber to challenge Comcast, Charter, Bright House in latest service expansion (FierceCable.com, Oct. 29, 2015)

 

Google’s Fiber deployment: “slow and limited” (Speed Matters, Oct. 19, 2015)

 

Google explores bringing fiber service to three new cities (Speed Matters, Sept. 14, 2015)

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