Reports say North Carolina will receive Google Fiber, no word on Atlanta
This story has been updated.
Signs are looking good that some North Carolina cities will be the next to receive Google Fiber, but there’s no official word from the company about whether it will expand its internet service to cities in the Atlanta market.
Dslreports.com says that Google has invited officials in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham to receptions being hosted by the company on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29. There’s no word on what the reception is for, though DSL notes that all three cities were on the company’s list of 34 potential expansion cities announced last February. To read the Dslreports.com story, click here. The company says its service will be 100 times faster than average broadband speeds.
WRALtechwire.com, citing industry sources, says Google will be bringing its gigabit internet service to the Research Triangle Park near Durham and Raleigh. The company could begin construction in April, the website says. To read that story, click here.
Several Atlanta cities, including Decatur and Avondale Estates, were on that list, too. The company was supposed to make a decision by the end of 2014, but in December announced it was postponing that decision until early this year.
There’s been no indication that officials in metro Atlanta have received similar invitations.
Google had no updates on Atlanta’s status as a potential future fiber city.
A Google spokesperson told Decaturish, “We don’t have an update to share just yet, but I’ll let you know when we do.”
Google did post an advertisement for an Atlanta-based “City Manager” to lead a Google Fiber team. The ad was posted 26 days ago. Beneath the job description, the ad says, “Not all cities where we’re exploring hiring a team will necessarily become Google Fiber cities.”