Another big win for those looking for options as Google Fiber inches its way closer to breaking ground in Nevada and things are looking good for those patiently waiting for fiber. This would make two companies that are significantly pushing for fiber in Nevada (three if you count Cox, but they are moving a bit slow to get excited about anything).
Originally, Google Fiber announced back in 2022 that Nevada was one of the states it had in its crosshairs. Meanwhile, companies like Cox did everything they could to try to block or postpone those plans as it would create additional competition. Unfair, but not unusual for companies in any industry.
However, you can’t stop the inevitable, and no matter how much you lobby politicians, a growing city is going to need what it needs to keep going. With that, Clark County Commission approved a franchise agreement with the company earlier today. Marking the doors being officially opened for Google Fiber to start rolling things out.
This means both Quantum Fiber (aka, CenturyLink) and Google Fiber will be hard at work to continue pushing fiber around this state. And it won’t be long until Las Vegas has its fill of multi-gigabit internet all over.
Meanwhile, Cox slowly continues to expand its fiber internet around the valley. Only it seems to be more focused on businesses than consumers based on what we’ve seen thus far. So the other two companies will likely win the fiber race. Quantum has already been making big waves and Google, although it is late to the race here, is known for moving quickly and has been working toward speeds as high as 20Gbps in some areas.