Rather than wait for a private company to bring fiber to the city, LA is taking matters into its own hands and will be bringing fiber to all of its 3.5 million residents and their businesses.
Google got into the Internet Service Provider (ISP) market in July last year, but it only runs fiber for residences. Los Angeles Information Technology Agency GM Steve Reneker told Ars Technica that the city wouldn’t consider Google Fiber in its current form. ”They only run residential. We’re requiring a component for the business. That would be a new market for them,” he says.