Google Fiber is also looking for non-profit organizations in San Francisco that are interested in hosting Google Fiber fellows. The fellows will teach residents how to use, and take advantage of, the Internet.
The company said they cannot offer details regarding when the high-speed Internet service will be up and running, or which locations might receive the free service.
In December, a San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst report on the city’s fiber network asset management showed that the city doesn’t have a map or much information regarding its existing fiber-optic cable network.
The report states, “it is not easy to report the extent of City network assets that could potentially be used to expand the City’s network for non-municipal use in the future.”The 2015 report does however, estimate that the city has over 260 miles of fiber-optic cables.
Google Fiber isn’t the only company working to bring 1-gigabit per second Internet speeds to San Francisco. In December, AT&T announced that AT&T GigaPower will soon come to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took to Twitter Wednesday to express his support of Google Fiber in the city.
By Hannah Albarazi – Follow her on Twitter: @hannahalbarazi