Google considers expanding high-speed broadband to Triangle – February 19, 2014

The Triangle is one of nine metropolitan areas where Google is considering expanding its high-speed Internet and TV service known as Google Fiber.

Over the next several months, the company expects to do topography and infrastructure studies and hold planning conversations with local officials to determine whether the Triangle is suited for its network. Google’s fiber optic network offers residential customers 1 gigabit-per-second Internet service, which is nearly 100 times faster than most broadband connections in the United States.

“By the end of the year, we hope to provide an update on which cities we will be bringing Google Fiber to,” said Kevin Lo, general manager for Google Fiber.