How Google has a plan to bring gigabit Internet to all of America.
But it’s not clear if it’s going to happen before the end of the year.
Google Fiber is an ambitious plan, and its timing is far from clear.
First, the company hasn’t even announced a launch date for the service.
Google’s Chief Financial Officer, Brad Smith, told Recode he thinks it will take another three to six months before it launches.
We don’t have a concrete timeline.
And Google isn’t saying when it plans to start making fiber available to homes.
So, even if Google Fiber does start getting service sometime this year, it might not arrive for some time.
In January 2018, Google Fiber’s first test network rolled out in Seattle.
The company later announced that it would begin rolling out Fiber to the entire state of Washington in 2019.
That network, which includes a small number of neighborhoods in Seattle, was the first to roll out gigabit speeds.
Google didn’t disclose how many households are being served by the test network.
The service could be a major boon to the tech sector, which has been struggling to make headway in the broadband market.
But as the country becomes more reliant on the internet as its primary means of communication, the tech giant might struggle to keep pace with a rapid adoption rate in the market.
In June, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company would expand its Fiber service to 100 cities and towns.
But, as of March 31, the Fiber service was still only available to those in cities with a population of over 50,000.
Google doesn’t seem to have a clear plan for how many homes in those 100 cities will be covered.
The biggest unknown is how many people will be able to get the service, and how fast it will be available.
Google Fiber is the first major tech company to offer gigabit service to homes in the U.S. The network will cover more than 3 million homes, but it’s still not available to all homes.
Google is offering the service as a separate, “Internet Plus” service, which is meant to allow people to add additional Internet access and video streaming to their existing home network.
But Google Fiber doesn’t have the option of having its services delivered to homes through a fiber optic cable or a cable modem.
If Google Fiber can’t make fiber available in its cities and suburbs, it will likely take some time to ramp up.
Google plans to begin rolling Fiber service in about a dozen cities and about 10 towns this year.
Recode contacted Google for comment, but the company didn’t respond to a request for comment.