Google to launch Fiber broadband in San Francisco

Google FiberGoogle is due to roll out its Google Fiber broadband service in San Francisco using existing fibre infrastructure.

Google said that it will bring service to some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties using existing fibre

“By using existing fiber to connect some apartments and condos, as we’ve done before, we can bring service to residents more quickly. This approach will allow us to serve a portion of San Francisco, complementing the city’s ongoing efforts to bring abundant, high-speed internet to the City by the Bay,” said Michael Slinger, director of business operations, Google Fiber.

The news comes in the same week that Google said it is launching Google Fiber in Huntsville, Alabama using part of the fibre network being built by local gas, water and electricity supplier Huntsville Utilities.

“To date, we’ve focused mostly on building fiber-optic networks from scratch. Now, as Google Fiber grows, we’re looking for more ways to serve cities of different shapes and sizes,” said Slinger.

Google launched its Fiber initiative six years ago in Kansas City and has now connected a total of ten metropolitan areas across the US.

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