Alphabet Inc. said it would explode add your super-fast Internet service to Los Angeles, the largest in the still nascent attempt tech giant to build a network of urban centers that are hyper-connected, called Google Fiber city.
Tuesday's announcement, which provided few details, comes just a day after AT & T said it would expand its service equivalent of super-fast broadband in 38 cities, including parts of the city of Los Angeles
City officials L.A. They have been asking internet providers to update their speed to match some of the major cities for its connectivity, as Seoul and Tokyo.
Google Fiber is currently available in three cities: Kansas City, MO .; PROVO, Utah; and Austin, Texas. The service will soon be extended to six other cities: Salt Lake City; Atlanta; San Antonio; Nashville; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. The company is also trying to bring Google Fiber to San Diego, Irvine and Chicago, who was appointed together with the in Tuesday's announcement.
Google Fiber prices start around $ 70 per month for users and rises to $ 130 with access to over 150 TV channels. The service includes Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second, which means about 40 times faster speed up programs and 100 times faster than the typical downloading information service used by the Lakers, according to Ookla, a company network testing .
THE. recently he published a tender for companies that want to introduce gigabit Internet, offering up to $ 1 billion in incentives, including acceleration of permits and ensuring become a customer.
Google Fiber however, the project is working independently of the city and said he would assume the costs of adding super fast internet to the country's second largest city.
Any work would mean thousands of miles of fiber cable that would be placed underground or added to the electric poles.
"It's a significant investment," said Jill Szuchmacher, director of expansion of Google Fiber.
Szuchmacher, he said the company will now begin a process that will take months to determine which permissions, infrastructure improvements and coalitions with city departments will be required to add Google Fiber to Los Angeles.
She could not estimate how long would complete this project or say whether the service would be introduced in stages in different neighborhoods.
"This is just the beginning of the conversation," said Szuchmacher.
Google Fiber has been working closely with the office of mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti.
"Having access to high speed Internet, available and affordable, it is important for almost all around the world," said the mayor in a statement. "We expect the entry of Google Fiber in Los Angeles, the largest to date market will benefit everyone in the city."