The first three cities to get Google Fiber – Austin, Provo, and Kansas City – are all pretty far from Google’s Mountain View headquarters, but now they’re operating in their own backyard by deploying the service to sections of San Francisco, namely apartments, condos, and affordable housing.

There’s no specific ETA for when it’s rolling out, but San Francisco is next on the list, and unlike other cities where Google built their own network, they’ll be using existing fiber networks to get their service to the people. They’ll be doing the same thing in Huntsville, Alabama, where they’ll be using the city’s municipal network.

Google Fiber will be free to certain people living in public and affordable housing, and Google will work with a nonprofit to teach people how to use the Internet to exchange emails and look for work.

While Google doesn’t have any current plans to provide Fiber to the entire city, AT&T and Comcast are both launching their own gigabit services in San Francisco, so hopefully between the three of them they’ll have the area covered. If anybody should have gigabit Internet, it should probably be the eggheads at Silicon Valley.

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