On Wednesday, Google announced that Raleigh may become the next home to the tech giant’s ultra-high-speed Google Fiber broadband network. Reaching speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband service. Individual citizens will benefit from the faster download times that come with improved broadband speed, and businesses will be able to provide higher-quality services to consumers.
“The City of Raleigh has been working on expanding broadband options for our community for some time,” said Mayor McFarlane. “Today’s announcement provides another opportunity for the City to explore options to provide abundant, high-speed broadband access that will make our community stronger and help strengthen the foundations for future economic development in our city.”
In order to bring Google Fiber to Raleigh, Mayor McFarlane will work with the other Triangle-area cities being considered for Fiber to complete a checklist of items that will help us get ready for a project of this scale and speed. While the project is still in the initial planning stages, you can help show Google how much we want their service by tweeting at @GoogleFiber. You can also sign up for updates about the project on Google’s website.
Learn more about the Google Fiber service by clicking here.