Portland, Oregon (CNN) Google is planning to install new gigabit Internet service in the United States, and the company said it will offer more gigabit services across the country over the next three years.
Google said on Wednesday it is now working with the city of Portland to get more gigabits of high-speed Internet into the Portland area.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he believes Portland’s fiber project will spur development in the city and help boost economic growth.
Hales said the city is working with Google to find a local provider and is looking for companies to build out their own gigabit fiber networks.
Google said its fiber service will be available in the Portland metro area by the end of the year.
Hale said Portland already has more than 100 gigabit providers.
“I think that’s a good place to start,” he said.
“We have already had great service for a long time.”
Portland, a hub for tech workers and entrepreneurs, already has a robust gigabit service, which has more fiber than most cities.
Holes said Portland’s service will include a gigabit connection with fiber-to-the-home and fiber-optic lines.
He said the service will cost between $70 and $100 per month.
Halsey said Portlanders can expect to see some big changes in the coming months.
Portland’s gigabit infrastructure will also include the city’s first network of fiber-cable lines that will deliver gigabit speeds to households and businesses, Halsey added.
He also said the new service will help expand broadband in the region.
“This will really help us grow our economy,” Halseysaid.
“This will help us compete with other areas of the country that have really made the move to gigabit broadband.”
In addition to Portland, Google announced it is adding Seattle, a large city with a large population of tech workers, to its gigabit network in 2018.
Seattle’s gigabuttle is expected to be rolled out in 2019.
Homes said the Seattle city council is considering bringing the gigabit expansion plan to the Seattle City Council as well.
The city of Seattle also announced last week that it will provide $10 million to help the region’s tech community expand its network of gigabit lines.
Halls said Google is also looking to expand its gigabittelast infrastructure in California, the nation’s fastest growing economy, and said Google will soon announce plans to invest in California’s gigatowns, or community centers, as well as other urban areas.
Hals said Google has also started working with cities to offer gigabit data service in areas where it has no gigabit connections, such as in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Haley said the California gigabit plans were a response to the need for gigabit-speed service in underserved areas, and he said that is something Google plans to continue doing.
Hanes said he is excited about the expansion of gigatown in his state, which is in the midst of a tech boom.
“The thing that really drives me, as mayor, is that I see so many opportunities to build new cities and I see the potential to do this in California,” he added.