Irvine, CA – If you didn’t ready know, Alvaka Networks is located in Irvine, California. Irvine is known for their tech industry and is the 3rd largest city in Orange County with a population that is skyrocketing. This may be why Google has decided to expand their fiber broadband service in one of the fastest growing tech hubs. As of now, this gigabit service will only be available to residential customers. So what does this mean for the competition such as AT&T, Time Warner and Cox communication who have been slow to offer high-speed options at affordable prices? The average broadband speed across the U.S. is just under 12 megabits per second. Google Fiber’s network offers basic monthly Internet for $70 per month, or Internet and television for $130 monthly.

Internet providers will have to step up their game and it looks like some already have. In Austin, AT&T and Time Warner Cable boosted their services after Google Fiber announced it would enter those markets. Unfortunately, this new roll out isn’t as easy as it seems. There are a lot of obstacles Google will come across such as permitting and construction, and planning with city leaders. Nashville waited almost a year after Google made the announcement. The expected roll out date for Irvine’s gigabit access is the end of this year, but only time will tell. If Google’s gigabit service proves to be a success, it will be a game changer with businesses as well.

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