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Google Fiber set to launch in its eighth market: Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, Utah will officially be the next city to receive Google Fiber gigabit internet and TV. In a blog post published today, Google announced that the city is now in the design phase for laying out fiber-optic cable and building out the Google Fiber network. While the build out will likely take months, it's hoped that the rollout will help jumpstart the city's burgeoning tech sector.

The rollout follows the Google Fiber launch in Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham earlier this year, which was the largest for service to date. Those cities are also currently in the design phase, as Google maps out its network. Meanwhile, Fiber already has a foothold in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo. Google is also still exploring options with several other cities across the country, including Portland and San Antonio, so this announcement probably won't be the last of its kind. All told, this is a great step in the direction of faster, cheaper internet service in the US.

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