Who want’s some Google Fiber? Okay that was a dumb question. We all want Google Fiber, 1gbps upload and download would be awesome, right? Today the Los Angeles Times noted that Google executives once again emphasized that it’s in their interest to bring Google Fiber to additional markets in the future, as CFO Patrick Pichette said that it wasn’t just a “hubby” for Google and adding that “we really think we should be making a good business with this opportunity” and “we are going to continue to look at the possibility of expanding.”
As well, Google’s CEO Larry Page also stated that the initial rollout of Google Fiber had a been “a great success” and said that the company was “excited about the possibilities” for where Fiber could lead them in the future. Google has been pretty enthusiastic about building out high-speed fiber networks and it’s certainly a welcome contrast from National Cable & Telecommunications Association CEO Michael Powell, who describer achieving 1gbps speeds “irrelevant exercise in bragging rights.”
Last month, Eric Schmidt said that Google was delivering 760mbps to their customers and taking 720mbps from them (download and upload speeds respectively). These remarks he made during the New York Times Dealbook conference in New York. Schmidt also said that Google is thinking about rolling Google Fiber out to other cities, but did not hint at which cities are next.
What cities do you think are next on Google’s list to roll Google Fiber out to? I’m definitely hoping that Google hits Detroit and a few other surrounding cities. I’d love to have Google Fiber here, it’d be a huge upgrade from what I have now. Almost like going from EDGE to LTE-Advanced. Who else is dying for some Google Fiber love? Let us know in the comments below where Google should roll Fiber out to next. And make sure you stay tuned to Android Headlines for information about future rollouts of Google Fiber in the US.