Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.
Angie Welling, Google's public policy and government affairs manager, said in a Republic article that agreement "gives us approval to build a network in the city of Tempe. "
Now that it has this agreement in place, the service provider will be able to access necessary rights-of-way along existing utility poles and conduit to lay its fiber.
In 2014, Tempe was among three Arizona cities that Google Fiber said it was mulling over as potential buildout targets for the FTTH service. According to the Republic, Scottsdale and Phoenix will vote on similar agreements in the upcoming months.
Even though the city's vote is a positive sign it is not a given that Google Fiber will bring the service to Tempe. Welling added that Google Fiber could be a "game changer" for the city, saying that it could "bolster quality of life and help small businesses and economic development efforts."
- The Republic has this article
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