Google Fiber Only Comes to Cities That Have Done Their Homework
So far, Google Fiber is in only few U.S cities and towns, including Kansas City, Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas. To get Google to consider your town, you have to do your homework, says one expert.By design, Google has brought its superfast Google Fiber Gigabit Internet and cable television services to only a small number of communities in the United States as it observes how it is accepted and how it can be deployed on a larger scale over time. The beneficiaries of those Google Fiber experiments so far include residents in Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah. But if other communities would like to attract Google to come to their towns and cities with superfast service, they'd better do some homework to make their invitations to Google as sweet as they can make them, according to Joanne Hovis, a communications policy expert and president of CTC Technology & Energy, an independent communications and IT engineering consulting firm that works with public sector and nonprofit clients throughout the U.S. Hovis, who is also the immediate past president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), wrote a Feb. 11 guest post on the Google Fiber Blog about how local communities can help their own causes in attracting a fiber project in their backyards
"There are certain steps that cities and counties can take that could help attract fiber companies to build private local networks," Hovis wrote.