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The mayor of Provo, Utah, reveals that Google Fiber will be coming to his city.
The company's plans for upgrading Provo, Utah's existing fiber-optic network include free broadband at current speeds.
The 1-gigabit-per-second Internet and TV service sets its sights on an eighth US metro area.
The search giant's 1-gigabit-per-second fiber network will arrive in 18 new cities across four metro areas. The company also hopes to expand to cities including San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix.
Although the Provo, Utah, mayor's office refused to confirm or deny the rumor, one site is reporting that the town will be announcing Google Fiber later today.
Connecticut takes the first step toward launching a gigabit broadband network that officials hope will spur competition and lead to higher-speed service at lower prices.
The success of Google Fiber has inspired Ting, which offers a low-cost mobile phone service, to get into the gigabit-broadband market.
Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.
Dennis Kish now leads the search company's ultra-fast fiber Internet service as it expands to more US cities.
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.