Expect delays if Google Fiber is to launch in Portland


The “hyperfast Internet service” has been in operation in Kansas City as the company eyes extending it into the Rose City.

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The “hyperfast Internet service” has been in operation in Kansas City as the company eyes extending it into the Rose City.

Some things to anticipate:

  1. Delays. Google Fiber has said it could make a decision on serving Portland by the end of this year and that parts of the area could have service in 2015. But the company’s operation in Kansas City has been plagued by delays from the start. Google extended the deadline for selecting Kansas City as its first market, then delayed the start of service, and has repeatedly extended signup deadlines in neighborhoods around the city. Officials in Kansas City say delays are to be expected given the scale of the buildout (Google has run at least 7,000 miles of fiber there) and issues securing rights of way and utility pole access for its network.

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