Add Dallas, Texas to the ranks of cities set to enjoy Google Fiber broadband.
The Chocolate Factory has begun exploring the Lone Star city as a likely market for the broadband service. The third-largest city in Texas would be among the largest US markets to benefit from the Chocolate Factory's high-speed broadband network.
"If we're able to bring Google Fiber to Dallas, it will mean more than a reliable connection. It will mean new ways for families to stay in touch and stream their favorite shows, and new opportunities for businesses – especially businesses in Dallas' budding tech sector – to grow and be more productive," Google said in announcing the deal.
"With Fiber, businesses can download files in seconds rather than hours, communicate faster with customers, and much more. Dallas is already one of the best cities to work in tech."
The installation is not a sure thing, and Google notes that it has not yet committed fully to the move.
"Bringing Google Fiber to Dallas would be a huge undertaking, so we want to make sure we're prepared," Google says.
"Working alongside Mayor Mike Rawlings and local leaders, we'll use our Fiber checklist to learn more about local topography, existing infrastructure, and other factors that may impact construction."
Dallas would become the third city in Texas to reap the benefits of the high-speed internet service. The Chocolate Factory already offers Fiber Service in Austin and San Antonio through earlier pilot programs.
The addition of Fiber broadband would not only benefit Dallas residents who opt for Google. Previous launches of Fiber have shown that competing carriers such as AT&T and Comcast have an uncanny knack for deciding to expand their own fiber offerings to cities that get Google Fiber.
That is, if they don't get city ordinances to block Google Fiber installations in the first place. ®