Forget that came Google Fiber in Kansas City in the World Series last night, the service fast as all hell.
Today, fiber exploration team announced 3 new locations: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa
We invite Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, Florida, and Tampa, Florida, to explore what Google Fiber to their communities, as we did last month with three other cities. These growing technological hubs have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the growth of small businesses. Their long list of awards, from the name of Jacksonville as a top 10 city for high-tech jobs to the Tampa Bay # 2 on the list of best cities for young entrepreneurs, to the recognition of Oklahoma City, the city # 1 to start the business. One of our goals is to make sure the speed is not accidental ceiling as people and businesses use the Internet, and the city is the perfect place to show that this is possible with Gigabit Internet.
“Explorer” means that the cities themselves will work with Google, to see if they can meet the demands that require installation. It’s not like Google is walking in and flips the switch, it is quite a process. I learned this during a visit to Kansas and Kansas City, and both cities had to fill a form with crazy huge questions about how they could possibly support Google’s business. He worked for them (except for the last night).
The invitation is a good indication of the possible adoption, as Google clearly does his homework before publicly invited these cities at the club. The team says that “the more we learn about the city, the smoother our construction efforts will be.” After it collects the information, Google Fiber decides whether to move forward.
There’s also the actual list of cities that you can view here.
Last month, the company invited Irvine, CA, Louisville, Kentucky, and San Diego, California, to explore what the fiber in their cities.