Google Fiber will soon be coming to Arizona
Google Fiber is Google’s “fiber-to-the premises” service, providing broadband Internet and television to a growing number of locations. Google Fiber will provide an Internet connection speed of one gigabit per second for both download and upload speeds which is roughly 100 times faster access than what most Americans have. In order to utilize the gigabit speeds, subscribers would require support for a 1000BaseT and category 5 or greater cabling or a 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 each cities existing infrastructure. Google plans to use existing utility poles and conduits rather than put in new poles that would make the project more expensive. Their goal is to be as unintrusive on already heavy traffic areas, making for a smooth transition with very minimal disruption to its citizens.
Governor 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 can only enhance the economy in Arizona hence new jobs and attracting new high tech businesses to Arizona.
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