Google Fiber Needs More Time to Decide Ultra-High-Speed Location

December 15, 2010

9:47 pm

Thousands of communities across the US are going to have to wait a little longer to find out if they have been selected as Google’s ultra-high-speed broadband network test site. Google announced today it needs more time.

Earlier this year, Google announced plans to build test locations for fiber-optic networks that would deliver Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans. The location (or locations) was expected to be announced by the end of the year.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Google Fiber team said it hopes to make a final selection by early next year.

“We’re sorry for this delay, but we want to make sure we get this right. To be clear, we’re not re-opening our selection process—we simply need more time to decide than we’d anticipated. Stay tuned for an announcement in early 2011.”

Read the official Google blog post here.

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Marla Shaivitz is a writer, developer and digital marketer. She’s interested in innovations & innovators in technology and those working toward social good. Follow Marla on Twitter at @marlashaivitz.

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