What is Google Fiber for Communities?

In February of this year, Google announced plans to deploy ultra-high speed fiber-optic broadband internet access to one or more select communities in the United States. From the project page:

"Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Our networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We'll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people."

Below, you'll find a quick video from Google explaining Google Fiber for Communities. This website is the home of Huntington, West Virginia's effort to bring Google Fiber here.

Think Big With a Gig

Google Fiber Service Area

Google's Request For Information

Google has issued a Request For Information from interested local governments, residents, and community groups. The City of Huntington along with a large and growing number of citizens and local organizations are excited to respond to Google's request on behalf of Huntington, West Virginia.

We believe in practicing open information principles. In that interest, we want to share as much information about our city's response to Google's RFI as we can. We are working to make this available as soon as we can.

Mayor Wolfe for Google Fiber Huntington - We're on a Horse!!!