Google Fiber commences Gigabit rollout in Raleigh, Charlotte NC

25 Jun 2015

Google Fiber has started rolling out its 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, it has been confirmed. The search engine giant-turned-internet service provider (ISP) announced the start of the construction work on Twitter, sharing photos of crews deploying fibre in those two cities.

June has proven to be a busy month for Google Fiber; earlier this month it started building its Gigabit networks in Nashville (Tennessee) and Salt Lake City (Utah). The company noted that it is creating fibre rings in both cities by attaching fibre to utility poles; in Salt Lake City, the company will deploy 600 miles of fibre, which will be attached to more than 20,000 utility poles.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Google Fiber is currently commercially available in Kansas City, Provo (Utah) and Austin (Texas). In January this year Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham were added to the company’s deployment slate, with Salt Lake City joining the list in March.

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