Google Fiber is partnering with D-link Fiber, a fiber provider that provides high-speed Internet to underserved communities in South Carolina.
D-Lite, a provider of Internet access, said in a news release that Google Fiber will invest in D-lite’s Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.
Google Fiber has been a supporter of D-lite’s efforts, which include fiber to the home.
Lite said in its announcement that Google will be investing in a new fiber-to, internet-enabled network in South Dakota, and D-light will continue to provide service in the state.
Google is also expected to invest in the infrastructure to connect fiber to homes in South Africa.
D Lite said in the news release, “Google Fiber will make its first fiber-optic connections in South America, which will enable D-Line customers to reach new markets.
Google will continue supporting D-line customers as they transition to FTTH technology.”
The partnership is part of a larger investment Google is making in South and South East Asia, with the company also committing to building more fiber optic lines in South Korea, China and India.
Dlink, which also owns Fiber, said the partnership with Google Fiber means D-Light customers will be able to access faster speeds in both the U.S. and South Korea.
DLink said in an announcement that D-links fiber is compatible with Google’s Fiber service, which means the fiber network will be available to its customers in the United States and South America.
Dlite said it’s also looking to expand its fiber to remote areas of South Africa and other countries, which it said will help the company expand its business.
The announcement also said D-Links fiber will be connected to Google Fiber services in South Kivu, Kenya, as well as to Google’s fiber network in China and Vietnam.
Google said in August that it is investing $100 million into fiber and other infrastructure to provide broadband to South Africa, the largest of the three countries it has set up fiber networks in.
Google says its fiber network can deliver speeds up to 100 megabits per second to users in low- and moderate-income communities in parts of South America and South Asia.
Google also said it is working to expand the service to other parts of the world in the coming months.
In addition to Google, D-lights fiber and Dlites fiber are being acquired by Verizon Communications.