Smart city: Google Fiber, three others approved by Mesa for high-speed internet service

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 11:50:38-04

MESA, AZ — Mesa approved license agreements for Google Fiber and three more fiber-optic companies Monday in the city’s attempt to bridge the digital divide.

SiFi, Ubiquity, Wyyerd and Google Fiber are now authorized to begin the permitting process on installing fiber-optic networks in the City’s rights of way. The move is part of an effort to bring full fiber-optic network connectivity to Mesa and fulfill a “need for fast, reliable and affordable internet service,” the city said in an announcement.

Google Fiber announced it will bring its gigabit speed, fiber-to-the home internet network to Mesa on July 1 [], making Mesa the first city in Arizona with Google Fiber.

At the time of the announcement, Google Fiber and New Jersey-based SiFi Networks were on the agenda for Mesa City Council. By Monday night, Ubiquity and Wyyerd joined the fold, resulting in four approved license agreements.

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