The big news finally broke today: Google Fiber is coming
to the Alamo City.
This is the largest city Google Fiber has targeted, both by area and population.
The construction phase, which will take at least two years, involves installing 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable throughout San Antonio.
That seems like a staggering amount, and to help ourselves put it in perspective we found five places that are approximately 4,000 miles away from Bexar County.
NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
The North Pole
The North Pole is crazy far — about 4,000 miles away from San Antonio.
Lake Poopó, Bolivia
This is Bolivia's second largest lake, after Lake Titicaca.
Waikiki beach, anyone?
These islands are in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Portugal.
This is the Bering Strait. Siberia is to the left and Alaska is to the right.
Google Fiber stretched from San Antonio could cross the Bering Strait and land in Siberia.