Google will pay $3.84 million to Louisville to repair the road after failed Fiber experiment

Google pay $3.84 million Louisville

Google is currently advancing and deploying fiber-optic networks in several cities in the United States. Recently, Google’s fiber-optic network deployed in Louisville, ultimately failed because Google relied on burying fiber under the road to propel the entire deployment. Google had a better option to deploy fiber directly through telecom poles. As a result, operators such as AT&T refused to share their own telecom poles with Google. Google then decided to bury the fiber a few feet down the road, but over time the fibers could be exposed and destroyed. In the end, Google gave up the fiber-optic city promotion plan in Louisville and was not ready to rebuild, and those roads that had been dug were also repaired.

According to a statement issued by Google, the company will pay up to three million dollars in maintenance fees to the local area, so that those roads that have been dug can be restored to their original state. The local authorities also indicated that they will use these compensations to repair the infrastructure of affected communities and public properties as much as possible and make them look better than before.

At present, Louisville already has US carriers such as AT&T to deploy fiber services. Although the price is higher than Google, local users have no choice. Google also said that it will learn from the failure of this shallow trench to embed fiber, which will allow Google Fiber Service to be better built in other cities.

Via: theverge