And the lucky city is… *drumroll*
Google announced back in August that its gigabit internet service, Google Fiber, would roll out to more areas in five U.S. states. Now we have a better idea of where it’s arriving next.
Google has confirmed that Fiber service is coming to Lakewood, Colorado, the first city in Colorado to receive fiber-to-home network connectivity — the previous rollout in Colorado’s capital, Denver, uses a partially-wireless infrastructure. Google Fiber said in a blog post, “Residents in Lakewood have been asking for more competition and options for internet service. We are grateful to the City for working with us on a non-exclusive right-of-way use agreement that enables us to deploy the network efficiently.”
Lakewood is joining several other cities in Fiber’s current expansion plan. Google Fiber is rolling out to more areas in Des Moines, Iowa, and development is ongoing in Mesa, Arizona and Nashville, Tennessee. Google said earlier this year that talks are ongoing with local governments in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Idaho.
The announcement also said, “we’re getting to work on detailed engineering designs, with construction beginning in 2023.” For the moment, it’s still unclear which specific neighborhoods and areas in Lakewood will receive Fiber. Residents can sign up for email updates on Google’s website.
Source: Google Fiber Blog