Google announced today that Salt Lake City will be the next location to receive the company’s Google Fiber TV and Internet service as the city begins preparing for the fiber network alongside other recently announced additions. Back in January Google announced Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham would be the next locations to receive the Fiber service.
Google noted that Salt Lake City is currently in the Design phase as it looks to “work closely with these cities to map out just where to lay our fiber-optic cables” over the coming months:
There’s a lot of work ahead; as the new Associate City Manager for Google Fiber in Salt Lake City, I can’t wait to see what the city does with superfast Internet… Every mile of this super-fast network has to be planned – we can’t just put it anywhere. We use the data shared with us to create a map of where we can build (based on existing utility poles and water, gas, and electricity lines).
After the Design phase, Google will enter construction mode and begin laying down its fiber optic cable before accepting sign ups from customers and starting installation into homes. The company has a webpage tracking progress of Fiber in Salt Lake City here.