Posts tagged with "Google Fiber"

Google Fiber has no comment on report of staffing cuts

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 26, 2016

A widely-cited report that appeared on says that Google Fiber plans to cut its staff in half in response to slower-than-expected sign-ups for its service. Decaturish asked Google for a comment on the report of downsizing within its Fiber division. “We have no comment to share on this report, which was seemingly based entirely on off-the-record […]

So close, yet so far: Google Fiber available in some parts of Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 9, 2016

If you live in Piedmont Heights and Midtown East, you can sign up for Google Fiber internet and TV services starting today, Aug. 9. If you live in Virginia Highland, Morningside, Lenox Park and Old Fourth Ward, you  can sign up for fiber service pending completion of construction. To find out if Fiber is available […]

Contractor for Google Fiber hits gas line in Buckhead, Comcast says

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2016

A spokesperson for Comcast sent along this photo to Decaturish on July 21. “Google Fiber has broken a gas line in Buckhead. Location is 200 block of East Paces Ferry Road,” the spokesperson said in an email. “Two businesses in front of the break are now closed for lunch as a result.” A spokesperson for […]

Decatur city official: No word on when Google Fiber will be available

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2016

Google Fiber promises amazingly fast internet speeds, but the timeline for getting the service up and running is anything but fast. Lena Stevens, a project manager for the city of Decatur who has been the city’s liaison with Google, told City Commissioners on July 18 that the company hasn’t committed to a launch date for […]

Google Fiber pricing plans released

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 3, 2016

Google has released pricing options for its fiber internet and TV services. The prices range from $50 for the most basic package to $130 for “the full fiber experience.” Here is the breakdown of each plan: Fiber 1000 + TV The full Fiber experience $130/mo Up to 1,000 Mbps upload and download speeds Download an […]

Google opening ‘Fiber Space’ at Ponce City Market

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2016

Google will soon have a presence at Atlanta’s Ponce City Market. The company announced via Facebook that it is opening a Fiber Space in the mixed-use development located off of Ponce de Leon Avenue. “With the new Google Fiber Space, we hope to set up a community gathering place where Atlanta residents can enjoy gigabit […]

Google Fiber already available at some Atlanta area apartments

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 10, 2016

Two apartment complexes in the Atlanta area have a special amenity for residents: Google Fiber. While the company is working to get its fiber optics network up and running, the company says Fiber is currently available at Wesley Plantation apartments in Duluth and Westbury Park in Marietta. Those cities were not in the original nine the […]

Report: Comcast will create several hundred customer service jobs in Atlanta area

Posted by November 4, 2015

WABE reports that Comcast cable is investing heavily in improving its customer service, a move that is likely to bring several hundred new jobs to the Atlanta area. According to the station, Comcast is spending $300 million to improve how it responds to customers. The move is widely seen as a reaction to Google’s aggressive […]

AT&T installing fiber optic cables in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 23, 2015

According to the city, AT&T will be installing fiber optic cables in Avondale Estates beginning on Thursday, Sept. 24, and ending on Friday, Oct. 23. According to the city, “subcontractors will begin installing fiber optic cables underground using horizontal boring technology and on existing utility poles. Work will be performed on existing poles along Franklin, […]

Metro Atlanta home to new Google Fiber training facility

Posted by September 16, 2015

By Mariann Martin, contributor  Google Fiber in-home installers from around the country will receive training in metro Atlanta at a center known as Google Fiber Academy. The internet search company unveiled the academy on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The facility has already been used to train about 700 installers in a pilot program, but will train […]

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