Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has selected West Louisville as the starting point for the construction of its Google Fiber network which will start next week.

The construction of the Google Fiber network in Louisville was officially confirmed on Wednesday by Grace Simrall, the current head of technology and civic innovation at the Louisville Metro Government. Portland is considered very lucky to be the starting point of the construction and it also marks the fulfillment of Google Fiber’s promise that it will be a socially conscious internet provider. The commencement of the network construction is great news for many individuals and businesses considering the advantages it will bring as far as fast internet is concerned, once completed.

“They’ve assured us that they’ve come up with a strategy to be able to turn peoples’ services on faster than other markets. They’re aiming to do this in a matter of months, not years,” stated Simrall.

Google Fiber determined to bring its network to new areas

Simrall also revealed that the company also plans to expand the Google Fiber network to Newburg and possibly to other neighborhoods after that. However, any plans after Newburg were not confirmed. When Google initially announced the plans, it revealed that it had plans, it revealed that it wanted to try out innovative ways of deploying its infrastructure. This includes through micro-trenching, wireless technology and potentially through wires mounted on utility poles. The latter has however been contentious in Louisville.

Google might end up not being able to use utility poles to expand its network in Louisville due to city ordinances and a legal battle with AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). The company reportedly plans to lay the fiber cable network block by block, with the aim of covering one block each day. The network is expected to span from the 22nd and 30th streets between Bank and Market streets. Simrall stated that she could not reveal the company’s goals though it has been in talks with government officials to discuss better and affordable internet options for the underserved areas as well as poor neighborhoods in West Louisville.

Alphabet stock closed the latest trading session on Wednesday at $1,004.28.

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