Google Fiber has won a franchise in Clark County, Nevada. It will be the first network from the service provider in the state and will fulfill a five-state pledge made by CEO Dinni Jain made in August, 2022.
Ashley Church, the company’s West Region General Manager, said in a blog post that the service area, which is in the most populous county in the state, will cover “much of” the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Engineering planning is underway. Church wrote that construction is expected to begin later this year and the first customers to receive service in the middle of 2025.
In August, 2022, Jain wrote in a blog post that it was targeting Arizona (which already had been announced), Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho and Nevada. This week’s announcement fulfills that promise.
There has been a steady stream of announcements since Jain’s post.
Google Fiber, which now brands itself as GFiber, joined a crowded field in Mesa, AZ in July, 2022. At that point, the city council approved license agreements with Google Fiber – as well as SiFi, Ubiquity and Wyyerd.
Exactly a year ago – on February 7, 2023 – the city of Westminster, CO gave Google Fiber the okay to begin work on a network that was to begin operations by the end of the year.
That was followed by another Colorado announcement: In August, the company was approved to build in Wheat Ridge.
The first Google Fiber market in Idaho is in Pocatello. The announcement was made in April, with service expected to start by the middle of this year.
The company’s Nebraska move, which came in November, 2023, was in Bellevue, which is in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The city had a population of about 65,000 as of the 2020 census. Construction was to begin this winter.