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Google Fiber intends to provide Omaha with high-speed internet service

OMAHA, Nebraska – Google Fiber intends to offer its high-speed internet to homeowners and businesses in Omaha.

The City Council will examine a license agreement with Google Fiber in October, according to a notification issued by the mayor’s office on Wednesday. Tuesday’s regular meeting will see the first reading of the item by the City Council.

The statement indicates that construction of the fiber optic network would begin in 2023, with service being available as network parts are completed.

“New and developing technologies are essential to the future of our city in order to attract new inhabitants and businesses,” said Mayor Jean Stothert in a press release. “Our role is to always assist businesses in locating and expanding in Omaha. Google Fiber is ideal for the expanding technology sector of our economy.”

Omaha would be the business’s nineteenth market. Several similar installations have taken place in locations around the Midwest, from Denver to Des Moines and Chicago to Kansas City, where it has been in existence for ten years. In 2019, however, the corporation withdrew from Louisville when an experimental installation process failed there.

According to Rachel Merlo, head of Google Fiber’s government and community affairs for the central area, “fast, dependable internet is a requirement for everyone in today’s world.” “We’re thrilled to begin linking Omaha citizens to whatever online services they require and desire.”

Google is also constructing a data center in northwest Omaha, which will be its third data center in the region after Papillion and Council Bluffs.

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