Google announced on its Fiber Blog that it plans to bring its high-speed fiber optic service to parts of San Francisco. The company will use existing fiber lines to bring service to some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties.
San Francisco’s rolling hills, coastline and historic neighborhoods pose a challenge for installing new fiber optic lines.
By using existing fiber to connect some apartments and condos, Google said it can bring service to residents more quickly. This approach will allow it to serve a portion of San Francisco, complementing the City’s ongoing efforts to bring abundant, high-speed Internet to the City by the Bay.
Google said it will connect some public and affordable housing properties to gigabit speed Internet—for free.