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Google Fiber Goes 100 Miles & Counting

Jeff Baumgartner

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s fiber buildout in the Kansas Cities is in "full swing" as its crews have already hung more than 100 miles of fiber.

Google said so in this blog post updating its progress. The company is in buildout mode after clearing a snag that slowed down the process as it negotiated fees to string fiber to public utility poles. The resulting network is expected to support symmetric speeds of 1Gbit/s.

John Toccalino, a manager for Google's fiber project in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., also pitched in a basic diagram showing the architecture, noting that Google is building several equipment aggregation centers -- or "Google Fiber Huts" -- from which the fibers will be strung along the poles and fed to the homes themselves. Google's also installing some fiber underground.

Google hasn't set a date for service launches, but said it's already got half of its fiber huts built. It'll be "a while" before Google completes the infrastructure build, Toccalino added, noting that the next phase will be connecting fiber to homes.

Why this matters
The local utility poles snafu proved to be only a brief setback as Google's crews set to building out the fiber network and getting the company a step closer to deploying services. Google's been calling its project an experiment so it can test and deploy bandwidth-intensive apps, but it obtained franchise licenses from the Missouri Public Services commission last month that could pave the way for Google to launch pay-TV services, a move that would cause concern for the area's incumbent cable MSO, Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC).

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— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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