Google Fiber, a part of the Access division of Alphabet, has expanded for the primary time in 4 years.
The broadband challenge from Google made headlines all over the place when it first launched in 2010 – we wrote just a few ourselves – however that is what you get should you seek for it right this moment:
Turns out the challenge is “still a thing,” regardless of few notable bulletins in fairly a while.
In a blog post right this moment, Google has introduced that Fiber has expanded to the town of West Des Moines, IA – the primary enlargement in 4 years.
“The City Council approved a measure for the city to build an open conduit network to help realize this goal,” wrote Google.
“Google Fiber is excited to be the first tenant — and first city-wide internet service provider — on that network, to help serve homes and businesses in the City with gigabit internet, and to foster new competition in the market.”
Of course, Google Fiber’s major promoting level – gigabit broadband – is now not as distinctive because it was ten years in the past. The sluggish rollout put Mountain View’s broadband ambitions dangerously near ending up within the notorious Google Graveyard of its many different failed initiatives.
David Finn, Director of Corporate Development at Google Fiber, acknowledged historic “mistakes” with the challenge however reaffirmed the corporate’s dedication to rising broadband entry.
Residents of West Des Moines can join updates by way of the Google Fiber web site here.
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