By M.P. Rao | 05-09-2017 09:06:37Google Fiber, a new Internet service provider, has announced plans to add more than 3,000 fiber-optic internet connections around the world.
The announcement comes after several months of rumors that Google Fiber would be launching in Canada, a country that Google has yet to officially announce a presence in.
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Google Fiber CEO Jeff VanderMeer said the service would be available in several cities including Toronto, Montreal, Montreal-Downtown, Vancouver and Vancouver-False Creek.
VanderMeer declined to reveal pricing or when the service might be available, saying only that it will be available “very soon.”
Google Fiber is a partnership between Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and a group of telecom companies, including Cox, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks and Verizon.
The companies announced the service in December and are now building the network in more than 100 cities across the world, VanderMeers said.
The company says it plans to offer speeds of 100Mbps to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and will have access to 100 gigabytes of data per month.
It will also offer video-streaming and voice services.
The service will be powered by a new generation of hardware called Google Fiber Plus.
The service will also be able to offer Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Vandy Verdugo, vice president of public policy for Google Fiber, said in a statement that the company has been focused on delivering the best possible internet experience.
“We have worked tirelessly to ensure that Google’s Fiber Plus experience delivers the best experience for our customers, our partners and the world,” he said.
“This announcement is an important step in our efforts to ensure Google’s fiber service continues to be the world’s leading broadband provider.
Google is committed to building a world where everyone has access to the internet and can use it safely, securely and without discrimination.”
Vandermeer said Google Fiber is committed in delivering the fastest, most reliable internet experience to the world and will continue to deliver high-quality, high-speed service.
“Our vision for Google’s next billion-plus subscribers is to deliver the best quality service, with a level playing field for all,” he added.