Analyst: Google Fiber Could Put Carriers Out of Business

Search engine giant Google's ultra-high speed Internet push, Google Fiber, is on the fast track. The company is moving to satisfy consumersEU need for speed in 34 more cities.

GoogleEUs gigabit Internet service, which has moved from concept to reality in the last few years as dozens of communities are working to build out their networks, offers speeds reportedly 100 times faster than what most of us use today. Yes, 100 times faster.

EUPeople are hungrier than ever for faster Internet, and as a result, cities across America are making speed a priority,EU said Milo Medin, vice president of Google Access Services. EUHundreds of mayors from across the U.S. have stated that abundant high-speed Internet access is essential for sparking innovation, driving economic growth and improving education.EU

Planning for Mass Rollout

Google reported that Portland, Nashville and dozens of others have made high-speed broadband a pillar of their economic development plans. Medin also pointed out that Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, declared in June that every school should have access to gigabit speeds by 2020. Google likes what it hears.

EUWe've long believed that the InternetEUs next chapter will be built on gigabit speeds, so itEUs fantastic to see this momentum,EU Medin said. EUAnd now that weEUve learned a lot from our Google Fiber projects in Kansas City, Austin and Provo, we want to help build more ultra-fast networks. So weEUve invited cities in nine metro areas around the U.S. -- 34 cities altogether -- to work with us to explore what it would take to bring them Google Fiber.EU

Medin said Google aims to provide updates by the end of 2014 about which cities will be getting Google Fiber. Between now and then, he said, the company will work closely with each cityEUs leaders on a joint planning process that will not only...

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