Photos: How Google Fiber is using 'shallow trenching' to outbuild its gigabit rivals

Louisville's Google Fiber van

Sometimes called microtrenching or nanotrenching, Google Fiber is using the technique to deploy gigabit internet over twice as fast as AT&T Fiber in Louisville. TechRepublic has photos of the process in action, as well as the Google Fiber launch event on October 18, 2017.

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.