Back in February Google announced that it was looking for communities that would be interested in participating with the search giant on a plan to introduce high-speed fiber optic networks into communities to deliver faster broadband speeds. Google was looking for communities that would be interested in being part of the pilot program.
Google has announced that the deadline for communities and individuals to respond to Google's fiber optic plan and possibly have networks installed in their cities. Google reports that it received more than 1,100 responses from communities and more than 194,000 responses from individuals.
Google has a map that shows the highest concentrations of interest in the country and most were on the western parts of the country. California and Texas also had high concentrations of consumers interested in the fiber optic networks. Google reports that it will evaluate the interest over the coming months and determine where to start the network build.