Google Fiber is coming to town! Atlanta, Nashville, Kansas City, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham get ready!!! The service includes “super fast internet and HDTV“! They’re calling it FIBER-hood. One Google employee noted, “The US today ranks 14th in internet speed.” Places like Seoul, Tokyo and Zurich all have faster internet connections than we do! If you live in the City of Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs or Smyrna you’re on Google’s Atlanta path!
Google is working with the cities and utilities to review infrastructure, roads, underground utility paths, etc. to build a brand new super fast network so this process will take a while. The teams plans to lay enough fiber long enough to cover the distance from Atlanta to Canada and back. Here’s the announcement from Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed – you can find the video on YouTube and the press release here.
While construction has not started, you can look at prices & features currently available in cities like Austin to get a sneak peak.