Google maps out the nine US cities they're considering for the next Google Fiber deployments

Google Fiber is the sort of thing that nerds lust over — who wouldn't want access to gigabit speeds? — and today they've laid out the nine cities they're considering for the next expansion of the network. So far Google has rolled out Google Fiber in Kansas City (both the Kansas City in Missouri and the one in Kansas) and Provo, Utah, as well as committed to launching in Austin, Texas.

But who is next? There are nine cities Google is considering across the nation:

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • San Jose, California
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

San Jose makes sense, being in Google's back yard, and Salt Lake City and San Antonio are right nearby existing Google Fiber deployments (Provo and Austin, respectively), so there's already local support infrastructure in place. Of course, part of Google's plan in announcing this is to keep potential customers in the loop, but more importantly they want to galvanize said potential customers into pushing their municipalities to offer the kind of support to Google Fiber has enjoyed in Provo, Kansas City, and Austin. That's sure to ruffle some feathers in the cable industry, but given the current state of the competition, we'll take whatever feather ruffling we can get.

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I totally hope they pick Atlanta. That would be super amazing!

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mattopotamus says:

likewise :)

HTCTundaBow says:

Yes! Give Atlanta some love, Google!

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Nick Rhodes says:

I second this motion. Atlanta MUST get it.

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mraiii says:

Yes, I really hope they choose Atlanta and it includes the surrounding areas. I'm out in Conyers, even if they don't go this far in the beginning, hopefully they will spread out the service.

tokuzumi says:

Yes. I will buy it in a heartbeat.

PZR18 says:

Hope Google fiber comes to Miami & the surrounding burbs

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wademac#AC says:

Some large cities in this latest list...will be interesting to see how well they can deal with those numbers.

SeigaGen says:

This is a good move by Google. With the Acquisition of TWC by Comcast and NBC Universal (pending FCC approval), Google has less competition to worry about. We all know what Google is capable of and they have the resources to do it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a race between Satalite, Cable, and Google Fiber.

mattopotamus says:

to an extent. Most people bundle their internet and tv provider together.

CaptainSisko says:

That number is getting progressively smaller thanks to Cord Cutters. I haven't had TV service in years.

Statusnone says:

No Florida? Come on, Google. Orlando needs you! Hunting on OkCupid and POF would be so much more efficient at 1Gbps! Help a brotha out.

(Seriously, I love this town)

jtwebfusion says:

I second that! Show Orlando some love. Mickey Mouse needs fiber...

John-Smith says:

Miami reporting in.. Comcast is our only choice!

PZR18 says:

Ya Miami & are burbs need some Google fiber

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PZR18 says:

Truth Florida is the fastest growing state economically after Texas so please bring us fiber

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eahinrichsen says:

Alas, I live in the hometown of the largest cable provider in the country. I doubt I'll be seeing Google Fiber anytime soon.

I hope some of you guys are luckier!

wezi427 says:

Philadelphia?

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

seanjenkins says:

Come to England please...

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Synycalwon says:

Lol Another reason to move to the ATL! :) This backwoods good ol' boy state of AL will never get Google fiber! Stuck on crappy DSL yet. :( At least have Verizon LTE!

mattopotamus says:

ehh, I would die with DSL!!!!

I have DSL right now and it's crap. I really hope it comes to Atlanta so I can ditch AT&T.

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Dirtman16 says:

Huntsville made a push to get on the intial deployment list...but apparently it was just a light tap. Too bad!

Synycalwon says:

LOL, ol' Billy Bob's uncle must not have known the correct hand to grease. /Good ol' boy system at work

Hey on the bright side, the cost of living around here isn't bad. :)

Az Syndicate says:

Darn, I live in Greensboro, right between the two cites in NC.

deibed says:

why not just go country wide, I need this here in LA. I'm about to get rid of cable and just need an internet service provider...I hate what we have here..

Zig261 says:

It costs LOTS and LOTS of money to go countrywide. Google isn't ready for that yet. Especially when providing Fiber to the major infrastructure cities like LA, NYC, Chicago, etc.

IamMoyMoy says:

Second the motion.

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mwara244 says:

I would think they would branch out from cities that have it established and move it along highways to other cities from there. Would love to see them go from KC to St.Louis down highway 70. In between KC and St.Louis there are about 15 Universities and 2 bases that could benefit too along the highway to St.Louis.

TheDoros says:

Here's to hoping that Toronto, Canada gets on that list one day.

JonAis says:

Portland!!! Fuck Comcast

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lt thistle says:

+1

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This!...... And maybe they throw in Wilsonville, 'cause they have to much fiber laying around? Lol.

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wezi427 says:

Philadelphia would appreciate Google Fiber. Comcast has everybody by the balls in this city. I hate Comcast.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

the gator says:

Makes sense for the Raleigh Durham area as it is called the research triangle, full of tech companies.

hugginsd says:

Raleigh (and its suburbs) need Google Fiber. Considering the number of research institutions around here, we could use that kind of infrastructure.

Lang Marong says:

No love for Seattle... I get it. Microsoft is next door in Redmond. Why strengthen their employee pool?

I'm with you on Seattle! Let's give the Hawks some Google love!

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The DC Metro area needs your Fiber, Google!

atown says:

Can't get here to Austin quick enough. Have Time Warner now and can't stand them. Even more when/if they are acquired by Comcast. HURRY GOOGLE FIBER!!!!

rkopsie says:

Phoenix!! Whoooo! :)

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Jadien says:

Hooray, Phoenix!!!

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When are they coming to Chicago? At&t are ripoffs and Comcast are a$$holes!!!

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techymarkbo says:

Raleigh baby! Can't wait!

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kelayz says:

Come to saint Louis so close to Kansas city people would it up fios here

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Gimik says:

Oh crap. I live in phoenix. I actually got the shakes a little just reading this. Please let this happen >.<

Jadien says:

I hear you... I opened the article thinking, "Haha! It would be cool if it would come to Phoenix. Wait... What?!?!"

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*click*
NYC?! NYC NYC...
...

Awwwwww...

quailallstar says:

Nice! I'll be moving to Atlanta in three weeks from DC!

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eloist2 says:

Nashville.

krant min says:

Where is the Love for Chicago? You only like our pizza but don't give back!

dmedesha says:

Century Link just finished digging up my front yard so they could drag some crap that probably won't work through it. But they forgot to pack up their shovel when they were done. So, if Google comes through greater Phoenix (Tempe specifically) I'm ready to dig the yeard up my self, if that helps get them here. I'll dig even if it's 120F+ (No polar vortex in my neighborhood.)

major payne says:

I'm hoping for Ahwatukee :)

BB_Bmore says:

I lpplllll

Mike

radgatt says:

Please pick Raleigh Durham so I can finally move out of Greensboro!

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mvsmith says:

Stupid Atlanta. I moved to Florida recently. Wai no Florida Google?

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Joshua Kelly says:

But... SoCal?

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major payne says:

Phoenix makes sense since they have stuff here and one of the bigwig i guess live up the street from me.

Rob220 says:

Personally I'm hoping for Phoenix

jlgraham says:

I really hope soon they extend that to Santa Cruz soon after San Jose!

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mcook1670 says:

Hopefully Google come to Fl soon, Bright house is owned by Comcast or the other way around. Don't care, their prices are ridiculous for the speeds. Please pick Tampa and Orlando!

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jscarano says:

Orlando FL HELLO!!!!

kristof94 says:

YAY!! CARY, NC. For a moment, I thought they were going to end at the raliegh borderline. Goodbye TWC/Comacast, or whatever you call yourself

ekincaid says:

All I have to say is RDU BABY !!!!

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troyboytn says:

Go Nashville! Tech and start-up, up and comer and The New York Times new... the new hip place to be, "It city" with Google Fiber = tech boomtown.

thamenacing1 says:

Agreed! Plus with barely any competition besides anemic offerings by Comcast and AT&T, Google fiber would be the optimal choice

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Edwill86 says:

East coast east coast!

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wsmather says:

Portland! Yes!!!!!

cguella says:

CHARLOTTE, NC

Paul Simiyu says:

Nashville,yesss

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Jadien says:

Phoenix! PHOENIX! PHOENIX!!!!!

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omen187 says:

I really wish Google would choose a city that could use a technology shot in the arm like the city I live Vallejo, Ca. This would greatly help the local economy and give us the ability to give us the opportunity to break the strangle hold of the Comcast monster.

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Hopefully Google will decide to bring Google Fiber to Canada within the coming years.

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I can't believe Boston, MA and Manhattan, NY are not on this list.

Nexogen

Especially in Boston, where we have Comcast and Verizon Fios, and if you ask anyone about either, most of us agree that both services suck!!!

Nexogen

Amir47 says:

Because Boston is bigger all those other cities? Use common sense before envy. I live in Boston too and I can see why Boston is not on that list. And FIOS works just fine for me.

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KushKitty says:

Woohoo! Glad Charlotte NC is on the list!

Mweuch says:

Google! I will give you the Dallas Cowboys for free if you bring G-Fiber to Dallas-FT. Worth!! please bring it.....

hodan says:

Moved from KC to Portland last fall. First, T-Mo LTE. Second, Google Fiber. Third, World Peace. You're welcome.

pmjj says:

Akron, Ohio Would be nice to see on that list lol!!

MetalMike901 says:

Man how I wish they'd roll out in my area. I'd ditch Crapcast so fast it'd make their heads spin! Please google please make crapcast disappear!

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sunlifexxx says:

Raleigh, NC Please , we have TWC and I have been looking for something better for 14 years Sign me up ....

bryon furr says:

Charlotte nc . Needs Google fiber really bad

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DrLouie says:

I hated that my town got left off the list of 34. Hoping they keep rolling out. My only real concern with it, is that unless it is making them money I'm afraid they will get bored with it.

Come to Florida, because I said so. Thy will be done!

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mammlouk says:

They should come to Colorado Springs and say it's because they want to support the Olympians that train here!

rawpower87 says:

I really hope that they pick Nashville

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frettfreak says:

apple valley, CA.. LMFAO!!!!!!! NEVER but i can dream cant i?