Google Fiber is one of those entities, that in theory, sounds like the ultimate answer to the inevitable question ‘How can I get faster internet?’. Who better than Google, to bring superfast internet to its masses? Google itself has become synonymous with ‘internet’ and therefore, seems like the perfect company to make it better and faster. It seems Google thinks the same too, as their Google Fiber project is slowly becoming more apparent and widespread throughout the US.
Reports started emerging last week that the next stop for Google’s internet will be North Carolina. This was great news for those who live there, but probably not so great for those waiting for the service to land somewhere near them. Well, it seems the North Carolina reports were a little premature, as the latest news is that Fiber will be rolling out to North Carolina, but also to a few more places too. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (source link below), Google Fiber will be coming next to Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. Although, this has not been officially announced yet, WSJ state the information has come from two sources ‘close to the matter’. It also seems that the official announcement of these cities is only a matter of days away, as it is also being reported that these four cities have all received invitations to a press conference this week. The first conference is to take place tomorrow in Atlanta and Nashville. While the next conferences will take place on Wednesday and Thursday for the North Carolina locations. According to the reports, the details of what the event was for, was unknown. However, if the current WSJ report is correct, then it will be the announcement of the current roll out of Fiber to these locations.
Of course, the announcement of Google Fiber to a location is only the first step. The residents of these cities will still have to wait some time before they get to experience the promised 1Gbps speeds, said to be offered by Google Fiber. This is because the implementation of Fiber is a very slow process. Google typically take up to a year to implement the service fully and only offer Fiber to ‘interested neighborhoods’ as a whole. So if you want it, but your neighborhood as a whole does not show the interest, then you will not get it. Once it is fully functional, then it seems you can benefit from a pure internet package for a $80 or a more traditional internet/TV package for roughly $130. Do you live in any of these areas? Looking forward to Fiber? Let us know.