Calling all Chicago and Los Angeles citizens! Calling all Chicago and Los Angeles citizens! Google is looking to potentially (keyword here) add your city to their list for Google Fiber. Sounds pretty nice right?
Google is looking to add both cities to their list because they are the second and third largest cities in the United States. Over six million people when you add the population of the two cities together. Google states that “with the help of gigabit Internet, Chicago and L.A. can boost their creative cultures with Internet speed to match their size.” Both cities have many reasons why they should receive Google Fiber, and Google added a few more for both Chicago and L.A.:
In Chicago, fiber Internet will help bolster a fast-growing startup scene by fueling incubators like 1871, venture capital funds like Chicago Ventures and hundreds of small businesses. With the help of the city’s leadership, Internet speeds can help attract more tech talent and add to the 40,000 tech jobs that exist across the Windy City.
In L.A., faster Internet may mean that indie musicians and YouTube stars can spend less time worrying about bandwidth, and more time creating their next project. The same goes for SoCal techies; just last month, L.A. TechWeek brought thousands together to discuss how tech can push the limits of fashion, healthcare and more.
Other cities are on the map as potential Fiber cities including Phoenix, Jacksonville, San Jose, Portland, and others, but keep in mind that Google and city leaders will be discussing if the city really needs it or not. Here in Charlotte, North Carolina, Fiber is already in progress and if I’m not mistaken it’ll be launching next year some time. Do you wish Google Fiber was coming to your city? Let us know by leaving a comment down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.