Google is making a big announcement today concerning Google Fiber and it’s introduction to Nashville proper. If you aren’t familiar with Google Fiber, let me enlighten you. Google Fiber is the search giants expansion into the ISP field in the form of low-cost, high-speed Internet service. Fiber focuses on Internet and TV services, connected to the Google Play store, Google+ and Google Drive. Fiber is currently only available in certain cities. Unfortunately, C.SEO‘s Spring Hill location is out, but the satellite office is in Nashville, so, still winning!
As Google expands, they make a big hoopla around each new city. And expectantly so with broadband speeds in the 1000 Mbps range. That is about 100x the speed of basic services currently available in most locations. To view a list of current cities and Google’s plan for expansion, visit: https://fiber.google.com/newcities/.
But, back to Nash Vegas!
The introduction of Google Fiber will result in new jobs, faster Internet services, and something the community has been looking for; alternatives to Comcast, Charter Communications, and Dish Network. Healthy corporate competition never hurts consumers… well not always, and not in this case. With Google Fiber jumping into the fray, the ISPs will be forced to reduce costs, improve service, or alter there business models where Internet services are concerned.
Google Fiber in Nashville is a good thing. Want to see if you will be able to get in on the action? There are only a few areas that will start off with high-speed Internet by Google. According to maps posted on Erichsen Group’s website, for the latest round of Fiber cities (Portland, OR | Atlanta, GA | Raleigh-Durham / Charlotte, NC | Nashville, TN) the areas in Tennessee that will be privy to the next evolution of Internet service are: Springfield, Hendersonville, Downtown Nashville, Brentwood, La Vergne, parts of Smyrna, Murfreesboro (lucky MTSU), and Franklin. Check to see if your neighborhood is getting upgraded by visiting https://fiber.google.com/cities/nashville/home/ and clicking “Check Address” at the top. If you’re one of the lucky ones, Welcome to the Fiberhood!