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Google Fiber is coming to four additional cities
According to an official announcement from Google, Google Fiber’s 1-gigabit fiber network will be coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn metro areas. Although Google is sending out invitations to local news organizations in those four metro areas (comprising 18 cities in total), Google is also letting other cities know that they are not done expanding.
A spokesman for San Jose, Portland and other cities all have stated that Google Fiber officials are telling them that Google will also be announcing additional cities in the next few weeks. Google Fiber first launched in Kansas City in 2012 and offers a gigabit service for $80 a month and $120 a month for Internet plus a cable-style TV package. Consumers can also have the option of a free 5 Mbps tier if they’re willing to pay a $300 installation fee.
Judging by their past actions, Google will take a little more than a year to survey and engineer how they will build out their service in the cities. Much like AT&T did when Google entered Austin, TX, don’t be surprised if current ISP’s in these cities do everything they can to stop Google from actually entering the areas. This move by Google follows the recent announcement that they would be trying to enter the wireless industry and are currently in talks with wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile to sell and manage mobile plans.