Google Fiber plans expansion in five U.S. states

Aug. 15, 2022
Google Fiber's CEO added that the company would be willing to work with municipalities interested in building their own networks, as Google Fiber has done in Huntsville, AL, and is doing currently in West De Moines, IA.

Google Fiber, which has emerged from a few years of hibernation in 2022 with new deployments in Iowa (see “Google Fiber to support open access conduit network project in West Des Moines, IA”), plans to enter five new markets this year, according to a blog post from CEO Dinni Jain. The states include Arizona, an initiative revealed last month (see "Google Fiber targets Mesa, AZ").

In addition to launching activities in Arizona, starting with Mesa, Jain wrote that Google Fiber is in discussions with local leaders in four other states:

  1. Colorado
  2. Nebraska
  3. Nevada
  4. Idaho.

“These states will be the main focus for our growth for the next several years, along with continued expansion in our current metro areas,” wrote Jain. However, he added that the company would be willing to work with municipalities interested in building their own networks, as Google Fiber has done in Huntsville, AL, and is doing currently in West De Moines, IA.

Google Fiber slowed its expansion plans in 2016 as the company reviewed the broadband market and its role in it (see "Google Fiber to 'pause' expansion; CEO steps down").

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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