Google Fiber Could Be Coming to Nashville

google fiberGoogle could include Nashville in the company’s expansion of its Google Fiber network, which offers an Internet connection 100 times faster than traditional broadband service. Google is exploring options in nine U.S. metropolitan cities, including Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Portland and the San Jose and South Bay areas. Google Fiber is currently offered in Provo, Utah, and Kansas City. Construction has begun in Austin.

The service would mean that Nashville residents would have service including data transfer speed of 1 gigabit per second, as well as access to Google Fiber’s television service. With the high-speed connection, there is the possibility that more software developers and entrepreneurs could look to Nashville as a place to run a company.

The new offering is one that think-tank Flo {Thinkery} has been working on with Google for the past few years.

“We are pleased that Nashville is on a short list of cities that Google will be evaluating for its ultra-high speed Google Fiber broadband network,” says Nashville mayor Karl Dean. “Nashville is a fast-growing, vibrant city, and this announcement speaks to our momentum as a city of the future. Google is still in the early stages of looking at our city’s infrastructure, and we look forward to working with the company as they explore the possibility of bringing Google Fiber to Nashville.”

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