Super-fast home Internet connection courtesy of Google, which is expected to be coming soon to the city of Atlanta. If this happens, some metro Atlantans will have more choices for Internet and TV connections.
“Three months ago AT&T announced a similar effort, saying it would add fiber residential Internet connections within the cities of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur and Newnan,” reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Google is expected to make an announcement next week that it will bring the service to Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham.
The connections are expected to be 100 times faster than the average for U.S. homes. Google is already offering the service in Austin, Kansas City, and Provo, Utah.
Back in February, Google announced it was thinking about laying fiber to provide the service in nine more metro areas, including metro Atlanta.
“Rival AT&T announced in October that it will deploy its own gigabit-per-second speeds to homes inside the city limits of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur and Newnan,” reports AJC. But AT&T hasn’t revealed when it will debut the service or how much it will cost.