Bode has learned that “a number of groups and Charlotte city officials are being invited to a Google reception that’s being held on Wednesday, January 28th” and that “invites are being sent out for a simultaneous event to be held in Raleigh on the same day, and one in Durham on January 29th.” This is notable because all three of these markets were on Google’s original list of potential expansion zones.
Google announced last year that it’s contemplating expanding Fiber to as many as nine new major metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, and San Jose. All nine of these metropolitan areas met their deadlines to submit paperwork to Google and have been anxiously awaiting to hear what their next steps should be.
If Google were to launch in all three North Carolina cities, it would mean the company had decided to do several markets in the same state all at once, which would be a first for Google Fiber.
Learn more about this potential expansion by reading DSLReports‘ full piece at the source link below.