Google Fiber is finally coming to San Francisco. Well, sort of, anyway. Director of Business Operations at Google Fiber, Michael Slinger, announced in a blog post today his intention bring the company's super-fast internet service to limited areas of SF. However, unlike with their inaugural Google Fiber system in Kansas City, the company plans to use existing fiber.
"By using existing fiber to connect some apartments and condos, as we’ve done before, we can bring service to residents more quickly," Slinger writes. "This approach will allow us to serve a portion of San Francisco, complementing the City’s ongoing efforts to bring abundant, high-speed Internet to the City by the Bay."
Perhaps because of their reliance on an existing network, Google for now intends to only roll out the service in limited areas. Specifically, notes Slinger, "we’ll bring service to some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties, using existing fiber."
Notably absent from the announcement are specifics on the timeline, with Slinger saying that it will be a while before they have that part locked down.
Google Fiber promises speeds of around a gigabit per second, notes the SF Business Times. If you're interested, you can sign up on Google's website to be notified when (and if) they're coming to your San Francisco block.
Only one question: Didn't they imply when they announced that Alphabet thing last year that they were going to stop naming non-search products after Google?
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