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Google Fiber is planning to deploy GFiber broadband supporting speeds up to 8 Gbps symmetrically in the city of Las Vegas, according to a company blog post – although it isn’t a done deal yet.

The Las Vegas City Council is “currently considering” an agreement with Google Fiber and will vote on it in June, according to the blog post. Google is already working on the engineering design for the city with the goal of beginning construction early next year and serving its first customers in the market in 2025.

In February, Google announced plans to offer its fiber broadband service in other parts of Clark County, where Las Vegas is located.

As the blog post notes, Las Vegas is an attractive market for broadband providers because it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

That means the company will have considerable competition there.

Las Vegas was the first market announced for the Gigapower joint venture between AT&T and investment firm BlackRock that has promised to deploy fiber to 1.5 million locations using an open access approach.

Lumen/CenturyLink and Cox Communications offer high speeds in parts of the market. Fixed wireless service also is available.

Cox appears to have a strong relationship with the city and with other parts of Clark County, having undertaken smart city and other initiatives there.

After announcing few new markets for several years, Google’s GFiber business has been in expansion mode over the last year or so.

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