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This article was published on February 24, 2016

Google Fiber will serve San Francisco with aid of existing infrastructure

Google Fiber will serve San Francisco with aid of existing infrastructure
Lauren Hockenson
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

It’s finally coming: after years of expanding into new and different cities, Google is finally bringing Fiber home to the San Francisco area. Announced in a blog post today, the company will be bringing Google Fiber to existing homes through an already-built fiber network.

“By using existing fiber to connect some apartments and condos, as we’ve done before, we can bring service to residents more quickly,” the post said. “This approach will allow us to serve a portion of San Francisco, complementing the City’s ongoing efforts to bring abundant, high-speed Internet to the City by the Bay.”

As with its other cities, Google will also be working on providing free gigabit Internet access to people within San Francisco. This includes bringing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship to the city, which provided computer and online educational classes in English and Spanish to places like Charlotte, North Carolina.

Google didn’t give a definitive time on the roll-out, but those who are interested can visit the Google Fiber website for more details.

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