Google’s gradual Fiber rollout has kicked off a gigabit revolution, opening up more widespread access in the small town backyards of America. Following news Vermont would receive gigabit coverage from provider VTel, Internet service provider CenturyLink announced plans on Wednesday to bring gigabit Internet to all of its 48,000 customers in Omaha, NE. The company is planning to upgrade its existing fiber-based network, and says some select customers will have access as early as next week.
Google has worked diligently to bring fiber Internet to multiple markets across the country, with Provo, UT the latest city to receive gigabit service. The prospect of more widespread adoption is reportedly freaking out big-name broadband providers, but others have voiced their support for the faster speeds, including AT&T. With adoption growing by the day, it seems like gigabit Internet across the country will be inevitable, and not just targeted at smaller markets.