Google Fiber coming to NYC, announcement coming at 10:30AM EST?

It looks like Google Fiber may be headed to New York City after a new job posting for a Google Fiber sales staff was spotted for their NYC office. It's quite clear in the job posting that the position is for the NYC Google office but that does not make it certain this area will be getting the service.

But, if you take the above job posting and also consider that NYC's Mayor's Office has stated that they will be making an announcement at 10:30AM today with Google, it adds credibility to the thought that the company will be pushing Google Fiber into NYC in the near future. 

While do not know for sure that this is their planned announcement, if you piece the two clues together, it looks like it is all but certain that Google is now ready to expand its Google Fiber service after testing it out in Kansas City

We only have a few more hours to wait but if true, Google is looking to disrupt and potentially undercut the NYC market with low cost, high-speed Internet.

Bloomberg has also chimed in to say that "to offer free wireless Internet access in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood" too.

Source: Google Jobs | Via Twitter: WithinRafael, Michael van Poppel

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Already have Fiber. basic is around 12mbps. which once hooked to Kansas City might be near 17 mbps for basic. near 30 mbps for 2nd tier. 3rd tier have no idea. thats around 30 right now.. NYC bit behind then but then again there's more stuff to wire.. That ain't happening overnight. And our cable is pretty much buried except for Century Links stuff

What aggravates me is why do companies like Verizon support Google so much when it is clear that Google desires to become a serious competitor to them? NY already has very fast internet speeds, Google is not doing this because NY is suffering from slow Internet access. The same applies to AT&T, but they haven't really supported Google that much.

no, unfortunately, this was not the announcement... it was just a neighborhood in manhattan has been given free wireless. same neighborhood that the google office is in.

New York is not a cry freedom Ghetto, That's why they're there first... damn you new world order, I want my new internet!! > Come to California High Deserts!!

Excellent news. More competition is ALWAYS a good thing. Maybe this will force Verizon/Optimum/Comcast etc to step their game up! Let's see what the future holds!!

I live in Manhattan and suffered with Time Warner for 7 years (WOW! were their tech and customer support BAD!) and for the last 3 years I have had FIOS and love it. That said... I will give some serious thought to Google's service.

Not sure about actual Americans, but from my humble kiwi perspective NYC is... well huge! How much will google be able to cover? Will they use their own infrastructure entirely or will the use other ISP's fibre?

I see this as a major and decades long investment. Also most buildings in NY are high rise appt complexes (I think ) hopefully landlords/building owners are accommodating for their tenants to get access to GFibre

still such limited availability on this product and big questions about if it is actually feasible as a nation wide service or even regional as the likes of FIOS that people should keep their enthusiasm in check.

and so it begins. This one will be very interesting to watch. I for one cannot wait to see how bad Comcast and Verizon will cry

mmjm said,
and so it begins. This one will be very interesting to watch. I for one cannot wait to see how bad Comcast and Verizon will cry

GOOGLE HAS AN INTERNET SPEED MONOPOLY OMGZ!

Google is looking to disrupt and potentially undercut the NYC market with low cost, high-speed Internet.

Why? There is more to this, I'm just waiting for it. Probably weren't getting enough data from "advertisements"/web scripts and Android malware/spyware... looks like they need raw TCP packets for REAL data harvesting. Larry, you are a genius my friend! What better way to do this then use fibre and tell the users to go for their lives on data usage! After all, the more packet data to sniff, the more data to sell, the bigger Google execs holidays are!! Well done Google, pioneering data harvesting technology once again, good to see we're off to a good start in 2013!