Portland is again in the running to get Google Gigabit Internet service. If selected, Google would install fiber optic cable throughout Portland, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton and Hillsboro. The Gigabit service is 100 times faster than current broadband.

Google will consider the infrastructure of the cities and how fast they could implement the permits necessary to install the cable. Google wants to make a decision by the end of the year.