Google Fiber, the internet search giant’s gigabit internet service, was launched in Louisville, Kentucky alongside San Antonio, Texas back in 2017. The former now has the distinction of being the first market where Google will be shutting down the service. Google has since expanded Fiber to some 9 states across the country.
Google has officially confirmed that it has decided to no longer offer the Google Fiber service in Louisville. The reason has to do with the way the service was rolled out in the market. The method that Google used to lay down the fiber wasn’t simply burying it in the deep.
Google placed the fiber in smaller trenches throughout Louisville in a bit to speed up the rollout and also cut down on costs. This has resulted in service issues that are proving costly to fix.