Google is now taking signups for Fiber in Raleigh, North Carolina alongside announcing a new Fiber Space for the region. While Fiber has had its share of hiccups over the past few months with hitting snags in certain areas where they had planned to roll out the service and halting production in 11 potential Fiber cities, Google is continuing with the service expansion by now getting ready to bring the gigabit internet service to Raleigh residents that are interested in giving Google's home internet option a shot.
For residents that are in the area and wish to sign up, Google will only be taking signups if residents are located in the North Hills, midtown area of Raleigh, which means that they aren't covering all of Raleigh at the moment. That might not sit well with some who could potentially live outside of the coverage area but perhaps the silver lining is that expansion into Raleigh could mean that most of if not all of Raleigh will be able to sign up for Fiber eventually. That being said Google doesn't detail any information that would allude to this. They do however suggest that people who may live outside of the North Hills, midtown section of the city check their address so they know when signups for the service might become available.
For residents Raleigh residents who wish to see how Fiber works in action, this is where the newly opened Fiber Space in the city will come in handy as they can check Fiber out for themselves. The space is located in the 518 West Jones building in Glenwood South, and inside the setup looks like a retail space complete with tables and chairs. Google is urging residents to come in and check everything out during their Grand Opening event which they have conveniently set up to happen during Raleigh's First Friday. While only a specific section of the city will be able to signup for Fiber for the time being, Google is also announcing continued effort with their Gigabit Communities program that helps to connect people in certain public and low-income housing with high-speed internet. Google states that their next effort to expand on this program will open up at The Oaks property in the months ahead.