Google Fiber will soon be coming to Arizona

Telecom News

Google Fiber is Google’s “fiber-to-the-premises” service, providing broadband Internet and television to several locations. Google Fiber will provide an Internet connection speed of one gigabit per second for download and upload speeds, roughly 100 times faster access than what most Americans have. To utilize the gigabit speed, subscribers would require support for a 1000BaseT and category 5 or greater cabling or an 802.11ac compatible WiFi router and wireless adapter.

In February 2014, Google announced the areas they have invited to work with them to explore what it would take to implement Google Fiber. The nine metropolitan areas are Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and San Jose, as well as thirty-four other cities within these metro areas.

Each city listed above will need to ensure Google that they will be able to access the existing infrastructure. Google plans to use existing utility poles and conduits rather than put in new poles which would make the project more expensive. Their goal is to be as unintrusive in already heavy traffic areas, making for a smooth transition with minimal disruption to its citizens.

Fiber CablesGovernor Jan Brewer said “Google’s announcement that Phoenix was selected as a city to receive Google Fiber is a “further validation of our ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the country for high-tech companies to do business.” Google Fiber will help enhance the economy in Arizona by bringing in new jobs and attracting new high-tech businesses to Arizona.

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