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Google Fiber may expand its 1Gbps Internet service to Irvine, Louisville and San Diego

Google Fiber wants to expand the reach of its 1Gbps Internet and TV service to even more parts of the US. The company has revealed it is currently considering Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; and San Diego, California as possible new locations for Google Fiber.

Google said:

To kick things off, we'll work with Irvine, Louisville and San Diego to conduct a detailed study of factors that affect construction, such as local topography, housing density, and the condition of existing infrastructure. Meanwhile, cities will complete a checklist of items—such as providing a map of utility lines—that will prepare them for a large-scale fiber build.

Once that work is complete, Google will then make a decision on if it will add one or more of those cities to the Google Fiber system. It's already available Kansas City and Provo, Utah and parts of Austin, Texas, and it is scheduled to be put in place in Salt Lake City, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio.

Source: Google Fiber

  • Google really needs to come to my city. I am sick of the high price of comcast. Only competition is century link and they only offer 7 meg service in my neighborhood and comcast knows that so my neighborhood gets charged more then other areas of my city. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel you they are in my city but not my neighborhood. The only feasible option is TW, which we cancelled their cable but they the only provider for high speed. I loathe TW and their shady practices. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sweet! I really hope they do come to San Diego and hit my neighborhood. Would be nice to get rid of Cox.
  • Heck yeah! I'd love to have them in Louisville. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, it looks like my Cox internet + TV bill would be almost cut in half. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They really chose a horrible name for their company. Cox Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's the last name of the founder. Posted
  • No kidding. That would be the one nice thing here in OB. Posted via the Android Central App
  • San Diego?!?! Santa Claus does exist! Hopefully our city planners don't find a way to screw it up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not holding my breath. San Diego seems to find a way to screw things up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I stay in Nashville so they are already building the infrastructure right now. Can't wait till they finish and then AT&T and Comcast will have competition. Posted via the Android Central App
  • LOL, could they not find a better pic than one where the woman has back boobs? Anyway, all the more reason to consider moving to San Diego (awesome weather!) except that it's in the crappy state of California! :(
  • Nah, don't move here.
  • Bring it to Cleveland, Ohio! I don't have anything other than Time-Warner (50 Mbps) or AT&T DSL. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Google doesn't even want to go to Cleveland. Check out the new Nexus!, not a Rick roll
  • I might have to move to Irvine...
  • I live across the border from San Diego, in Tijuana. Google Fiber maybe the reason why I move to SD hahaha Posted via LG G4
  • It must be making some revenue if they are moving forward like this. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes Louisville! Finally we get something for our suffering!
  • And Phoenix
  • Does it cover the whole city or county? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Please come to okc Posted via the Android Central App
  • They need to bring it to Las Vegas. Our only option is Cox and Century Link. We need more options and competition here. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Start expanding into the South. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That would be awesome! But the good ol' boy network here won't allow it unless Billy Bob and his pa get a cut. :(
  • You think they would do San Francisco because isnt that where Google HQ is? What ever happen to Phoenix? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Add another reason why i hate Irvine. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Heh I just got an email from Google about it today ... Exploring bringing Google Fiber to San Diego Hi there,
    We wanted you to be among the first to hear the news. Today we announced we're exploring bringing Fiber to San Diego. We’ll be working closely with your city in the coming months to understand local requirements and challenges – from roads and infrastructure to permits and utility paths. All to make sure we can build a new network. We’ll be sure to share updates on our progress. Have friends and neighbors who’d like to learn more about Fiber? Share this graphic below to spread the word.
  • Google Fiber. The don't be evil fair internet service provider. Just wait till they bring cell phone networks. Greedy Verizon get your fun in while you can. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This would be amazing for gaming and streaming here in San Diego. I had Cox internet most of my life here, then moved and had Time Warner (they can burn on hell). Moved again and back to Cox cable. Decent but I would drop them in a heart beat if Google was out here. Posted via the Android Central App
  • San Diego and Irvine? Please please please let this be true.
  • I wish Fiber would just branch out from cities they are established in already, instead of just cherry picking. But I know it's easier to set up in a city with some or partial fiber network to begin with. Would love to see them branch out from KC to surrounding areas, and across HWY 70 to St.Louis and keep going like that. A Lot of Universities along that route could use the benefits of Fiber. Would love if cities would just build the Fiber lines so citizens could control and get a cheaper rate than these dam companies setting up monopolies and are too dam big to compete with.