Is Google Fiber coming to Atlanta?
|Google Fiber in Atlanta|
Google Fiber is interested in coming to Atlanta in the following areas:
- Avondale Estates
- College Park
- East Point
- Sandy Springs
Google Fiber is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides download speeds of a Gigabyte of Data per second. This upgrade in technology would revolutionize the professional and International Hub City of Atlanta.
Introducing Google Fiber
What Atlanta needs to do to get Google Fiber
"We’ll provide a checklist of things for these cities to complete to help make their area ready for fiber. We’re asking cities to provide us with information that can speed up planning and construction (e.g. maps of poles, conduit, existing water, gas, and electricity lines). We also ask that they streamline processes (e.g. permitting procedures and access to local infrastructure) to make it easier for a construction process of this scale to move quickly."
Detailed Atlanta City Study
Google will make a final decision by the end of this year on the next round of cities selected to get Fiber. Atlanta could very well be in this group of cities, but only with the cooperation and support of area leaders and businesses.
"At the same time, Google Fiber will begin scoping the costs and timelines for building a new fiber-optic network. Google will conduct a detailed study of factors that affect construction plans, such as topography (e.g. hills, flood zones), housing density, and the condition of local infrastructure. "