Google Fiber is ready to expand, as Google has identified nine sites scattered around the country as possible sites of deployment, the company said. “We’ve invited 34 cities in nine metro areas across the US to work with us to explore what it would take to build a new fiber-optic network in their community,” Google said in an announcement today. “Many of these cities asked for Google Fiber in 2010 and have since continued to try to bring better Internet access to their residents.” Google is “hitting the road” to meet with these cities, and “conducting detailed studies of factors that affect construction plans in each place, like topography (e.g. hills, flood zones), housing density, and the condition of local infrastructure.” There’s no guarantee for any of these cities. Google is asking municipal officials to do several things in preparation.