Google Fiber taps Oklahoma City as new market for super-fast Internet service

OKLAHOMA CITY — Google has added Oklahoma City to a select list of cities where it plans to add its super-fast Fiber Internet and cable TV service.

The company announced plans Oct. 28 to add Oklahoma City to its ‘Potential Fiber City’ list on its website. Fiber was launched in 2012, and Google has brought the service to three cities.

As the tech company has expanded the service, it has added another six cities for expansion, and it has identified six more potential cities. The closest cities to the Sooner State with the service at this point are Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas. Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, Utah, are the only cities currently with Google Fiber.

A newly created web page on the Fiber site stated, “We’ve begun working with city leaders to explore the possibility of building a super fast network for Oklahoma City. This means understanding local requirements and challenges — from roads and infrastructure to permits and utility paths. This will take time.”

Source: Google Fiber

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Kelley Chambers is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience covering news in Oklahoma. He has worked for the The Oklahoman, was editor-in-chief of The Vista at the University of Central Oklahoma, served as writer and later editor-in-chief of okcBIZ magazine,...