Records Shed Some Light On Google Fiber Project In Targeted Areas

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber Project may not be an easy task to carry out. Records reveal why.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said three months ago that it would be making an early deployment of its Google Fiber, an ultra-speed Internet service, in Raleigh and numerous other North Carolina municipalities. Recently, the tech giant put up quite an announcement with the governor and the mayor of Raleigh, regarding the company spreading out its fiber-optic cables throughout the developed city. This may seem easy to begin with, but it is certainly hard to implement both practically and legally.

Google Fiber is stated to provide speeds hundred times faster than any other basic broadband. Craig Settles, a telecommunications advisor, said: “We’re early enough into the game, where people are going to be paying a lot of attention,” adding, “People are still going to figure out, how are we going to do this? What will be the success factors in Raleigh?”

A review of public records reveals that the planning for fiber cables is in progress; however, its supporters are struggling trying to include Raleigh and its surrounding areas in the list of “Fiber cities.” Some legal issues have arisen for the company, such as setting up “fiber-huts,” 28-foot-long, 9-foot-tall constructions that are stated to be a “link” among the smaller and bigger networks in these areas, and making sure that Google Fiber service does not reach out last to the low-income public. Municipalities such as Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, and Garner are included in the list of areas Google Fiber will come to.

The toughest of the tasks Google is said to face eventually is locating a proper site, where the firm can start constructing its protuberances for thousands of miles of line; as it has been planning to spread these fiber cables through the Fiber huts mentioned above. Raleigh City Council has suggested at least 11 spots so far to Google, and has said that it might open these sites for the firm at a meeting this month.

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About Mark Milliman

Mark Milliman is a Principal Consultant at Inphotonics Research driving the adoption and assisting local governments to plan, build, operate, and lease access open-access municipal broadband networks. Additionally, he works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to increase the value of their intellectual capital through the creation of strategic product plans and execution of innovative marketing strategies. With more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry that began at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mark has built fiber, cable, and wireless networks around the world to deliver voice, video, and data services. His thorough knowledge of all aspects of service delivery from content creation to the design, operation, and management of the network is utilized by carriers and equipment manufacturers. Mark conceived and developed one of the industry's first multi-service provisioning platform and is multiple patent holder. He is active in the IEEE as a senior member. Mark received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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