Google asked communities to put together proposals as to why they should be considered as the trial locations. Initially, the search engine planned to announce which locations had been successful by the end of this year, but in a blog, president for access services Milo Medin, revealed the selection has been delayed.
"We had planned to announce our selected community or communities by the end of this year, but the level of interest was incredible - nearly 1,100 communities across the country responded to our announcement - and exceeded our expectations."
"While we're moving ahead full steam on this project, we're not quite ready to make that announcement. To be clear, we're not re-opening our selection processwe simply need more time to decide than we'd anticipated," he added.
Google had already launched a beta trial of the fibre network with 850 residents of Stanford, near its headquarters in California.