Thursday, July 14, 2011

Google Fiber Comes to 850 Stanford Residences

The first location for the Google Fiber last-mile network will be the residential housing subdivision of Stanford University. The campus newspaper, The Stanford Daily, reports that 850 homes will soon be connected to the gigabit speed fiber. Installation is underway and should be completed soon.

  • In March 2011, Google picked Kansas City, Kansas for its gigabit speed fiber build-out project. Nearly 1,100 communities across the country expressed interest in participating in the Google project and nearly 200,000 individuals submitted comments. Google has signed a development agreement with Kansas City and will be working with local organizations, businesses and universities, including Kauffman Foundation, KCNext and the University of Kansas Medical Center to help develop the gigabit applications of the future. Google will provide free access to schools and city facilities.

  • In December 2010, Google appointed Milo Medin as Vice President, Access Services. Google also said that it has delayed the selection of its first fiber community. Nearly 1,100 communities across the country have sought to participate in the Google fiber project, and the company said it needs more time to make its selection. Milo Medin previously served as co-founder of Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, a pioneer in residential broadband service, and later at M2Z Networks.

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