Google is no longer the only go-to provider for bringing ultra-high-speed broadband of up to 1 gigabit per second to consumers. Providers in areas from Omaha, Neb., to rural Vermont, as well as parts of Chicago and Seattle, have joined the Internet gold rush, and more cities are signing on. "We're actually seeing gigabit envy starting to drive the desire for speed," said Heather Burnett Gold, head of the Fiber to the Home Council Americas.

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