Currently restricted to Kansas City, Provo and Austin (promised), Google Fiber is getting ready for a major round of expansion. Earlier this year, the search giant invited 34 cities around the U.S. to “work with us to explore what it would take to bring them Google Fiber.” As if gigabit internet wasn’t enough, the selected cities could also end up getting citywide Wi-Fi from Google.
This is as per a document Google provided to the 34 cities that are in line to get its lightning fast fiber to the premises (FTTP) internet and TV service. In the document, accessed by IDG News Service, Google tells the cities that it plans to discuss “our Wi-Fi plans and related requirements” with them during the lengthy planning stage. However, the document is said to be devoid of any technical details.
Google has requested each of the 34 cities for more information on maps of poles, conduit, existing water, gas, electricity lines, etc. and given them until May 1 to respond. Google hopes to announce the names of the next round of cities to receive Google Fiber by the end of 2014.