Google Fibre could come to UK

Please come to the UK!

Google Fibre could come to UK  

Google Fibre could come to the UK

It looks like Google has been looking into extending its Google Fibre Project to the UK, offering astounding speeds far in excess of what BT and other providers offer in the UK at present.

Google has held talks with British company called CityFibre looking into bringing their Fibre project outside of the US. These discussions quickly ended as CityFibre became concerned that this would threaten its current partnership with BSkyB. BSkyB alongside TalkTalk are currently funding their pilot Fibre network for 200,000 homes and businesses in York. It is thought that BSkyB fear Google's sheer size, believing that they could be a major competitor/ rival in the Pay-TV.

 Google Fibre could come to UK


At present Google is still thought to be looking to build and improve the internet infrastructure in the UK, which is a no brainer given the UK is Google's 2nd largest market, the US being the largest.

The Telegraph's source stated that;

"Google historically have always publicly said they would never build fibre outside the US. But in the background they are talking to people here in the UK and looking at projects. - It makes sense; Britain is their biggest market outside the US"


Google fibre is currently available in 4 cities in the US, with plans to add 34 more cities to the list. Google's Fibre infrastructure offers speeds of 1,000 megabits per second, compared to 76 megabits from BT's network. This extra speed will allow everything from downloads to streaming faster and also make downloading your Steam library much less of a chore.

BSkyB and TalkTalk plan on getting the same speeds from their network and plan to bring fibre to two more cities if successful.

Google confirmed that they held talks with CityFibre but said they did not progress to a contract. A British Google Fiber project is not expected to be announced soon, they said. So sadly the race to cover the UK in Glorious Fibre Optic cables has not begun, but we can always dream can't we.


Join the discussion about Google Fibre's potential future in the UK on the OC3D forums.

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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2014, 11:18:24

M god man, You have turned into an awesome news posting machine

I'll stick to the driver and downloads side of things me thinks Quote

18-07-2014, 11:28:29

If this arrives near me, consider me already on that wagon.Quote

18-07-2014, 11:31:50

Originally Posted by SuB View Post
If this arrives near me, consider me already on that wagon.
It's England, Expect to pay double what the US pays.Quote

18-07-2014, 11:37:40

Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
It's England, Expect to pay double what the US pays.
If we get Gigabit internet it will be worth it.Quote

18-07-2014, 12:21:03

The potential speeds that they are aiming for 1000mbps is nuts. But there is an internet connection that has a tested speed of 5Gbps NOW THATS INSANE!

Here in Australia (home of the slowest internet in the developed world) before the NBN (National Broadband Network- Fiber optic, Which is still being rolled out and still will be for quite a few years to come) which offers us a MAXIMUM speed of 100mbps, The fastest connection we could get was Cable (which can theoretically provide 30mbps-100mbps) and that was only in certain suburbs as the coaxial hasn't been installed everywhere but the majority of people are on ADSL2 (which can theoretically provide 24mbps)

Yay for crappy internet!!!

What governments, big business etc should be investing in is this-

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