Google Fiber Is Coming to Parts of San Francisco

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Google’s ongoing quest to supply gigabit internet to American cities will finally reach San Francisco. The company announced today that it will use the tech capital’s existing fiber infrastructure to supply mega-fast internet to “some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties.”

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San Francisco is the twenty-second metropolitan area Google has roped into its fiber web. For most of these U.S. cities, Google started building its own fiber network from scratch. But it’s also tapped into already-installed fiber in cities like Atlanta and in Huntsville, Alabama.

With gigabit internet, high-speed rail, and outdoor urinals, San Francisco really does remain the center for innovation.

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[Google via The Verge]

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“With gigabit internet, high-speed rail, and outdoor urinals, San Francisco really does remain the center for innovation.”

You forgot to put “in the US” at the end of that sentence. Most European countries have had all three things for some time now...