Recently a new job listing at Google was spotted which led to speculation that perhaps Google Fiber New York roll out might be around the corner. The position, for a Google Fiber Regional Sales Manager, was located in New York and its responsibilities included leading and motivating “multiple sales teams across multiple locations.” The company has now denied any plans of expanding its gigabit internet service into New York. A spokesperson advises not to “read into the job listing.”
“We don’t currently have any plans to bring Google Fiber to New York,” the spokesperson says, adding that the company is entirely focused on building up its networks in Kansas City, Austin and Provo. It also continues to explore the possibility of bringing Fiber to 34 locations that were announced back in February.
The spokesperson also clarified that Google has had a “full team of folks” working on Fiber from its New York office. It appears that the job might entail remote management, with folks managing teams in Google Fiber markets from within the New York office.
It would be a massive undertaking for the company to bring Google Fiber to New York. The sheer size of the population as well as various building codes and ordinances would present a variety of issues that Google may not face in the few markets it offers Fiber in right now.