Google Fiber teams surveying utility poles in Avondale Estates
Crews working to install Google Fiber will be out and about in Avondale Estates tomorrow, Aug. 14.
The city says workers will be at the East side of Berkeley Road and both sides of Kensington Road. The announcement from the city says, “Google Fiber contractor UC Synergetic will be conducting surveys of existing utility poles throughout Friday. Contractors will be wearing reflective orange vests, name badges and hard hats. They will not need to enter residents’ homes.”
Fiber construction began in June in Atlanta’s Midtown district, about six months after the company announced it would be bringing its 1 gig internet service to the Atlanta market. In addition to Avondale Estates, Fiber will be going to Atlanta, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.
The company announced in June that fiber won’t necessarily go to the areas where the fiber is first installed.
“We’ll be doing construction all across the metro area in the coming months, but we don’t yet have a schedule for when and where we’ll be able to offer service first,” the statement from Google Fiber said.
So when will fiber become available in the metro area? When can people sign up?
“It’s still too early to say,” the company says. “We have a lot of construction work to do first! We’ll make an announcement as soon as we have an update about timing. The best way to stay in-the-loop is to signup for more information on our website, google.com/fiber.”
Reader Cameron Halter has created a map to keep track of Google Fiber huts going up around Atlanta. Each hut serves about 20,000 homes, connecting them to ridiculously fast broadband via fiber cables.
Halter said, “I’ve done some digging and am now managing a Google map posting locations of Google Fiber Huts and Offices. All of this is based on permits issued that are public record. I’ll be updating it throughout the build and adding in other areas like Decatur, Sandy Springs, and Smyrna.”
Here is the map Halter has created: