‘Good progress’ reported on Louisville’s Google Fiber study

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A top Louisville official says Google Fiber is making “very good progress” in assessing whether it can install its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service in the city.

City Director of Innovation Ted Smith tells the Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/20VbpQ0 ) that it probably will be a few more months before it becomes clear whether the fiber-optics system will be installed.

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Last fall, city officials announced that the company had agreed to put Louisville near the head of the class among dozens of communities that had also sought the network. Officials say the network could provide Internet access around 20 times faster than conventional broadband.

Smith says city officials are working with Google Fiber on details such as construction, utility permits and issues related to use of city-owned right of way.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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