Google's Fiber internet might come to Chicago and Los Angeles, but don't hold your breath

By dkpope
Dec 8, 2015
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  1. Two more cities are on the list for super-fast internet. Google announced today that it will explore the possibility of bringing its gigabit Google Fiber internet service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Don’t get too excited just yet, though, there is a long checklist Google must work through (along with city officials) to see if it’s possible to bring Fiber to these two metro areas.

    Google is hopeful, though. Jill Szuchmacher, director of Fiber expansion, wrote in a company blog post that Fiber could be a great addition to both cities. "With the help of gigabit internet, Chicago and LA can boost their creative cultures with internet speed to match their size." She cited filmmaking, entrepreneurship, and the desire for better bandwidth at home, as prime reasons the cities need Fiber. And if Fiber does come to Chicago and L.A., they will be the biggest markets Google has worked with yet.

    Again, if you’re in Chicago or L.A., keep the impatience in check (as hard as that may be.) Other cities, including Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio, TX, and Nashville, TN, are all higher up on the list as upcoming Fiber cities. Chicago and L.A. will have to wait their turn.

    Image Credit: Shutterstock, Google Fiber Blog

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  2. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 812   +382

    This would be FANTASTIC! Seeing how L.A has about 10 million people & Chicago has 3m, this would really be a kick in the b@1ls to the monopoly!!

    Even though I probably won't be seeing google fiber for a decade, I'm happy that they're still actively expanding.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,488   +666

    Hmmmmmmm ..... while Nashville is on the potential list, poor little Clarksville (only 45 miles away) hasn't made the list .... any list ..... not even the tin can and string one!!!!

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